Fungal mutualisms and pathosystems: life and death in the ambrosia beetle mycangia.

@article{Joseph2021FungalMA,
  title={Fungal mutualisms and pathosystems: life and death in the ambrosia beetle mycangia.},
  author={Ross Joseph and Nemat O. Keyhani},
  journal={Applied microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2021}
}
Ambrosia beetles and their microbial communities, housed in specialized structures termed mycangia, represent one of the oldest and most diverse systems of mutualism and parasitism described thus far. Comprised of core filamentous fungal members, but also including bacteria and yeasts, the mycangia represent a unique adaptation that allows beetles to store and transport their source of nutrition. Although perhaps the most ancient of "farmers," the nature of these interactions remains largely… Expand
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