Spore dispersal of Dictyophora fungi (Phallaceae) by flies

@article{Tuno1998SporeDO,
  title={Spore dispersal of Dictyophora fungi (Phallaceae) by flies},
  author={Nobuko Tuno},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={13},
  pages={7-15}
}
  • N. Tuno
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Ecological Research
The composition and food habits of insects visiting fungi of two Dictyophora species, D. indusiata(Vent. & Pers.) and D. duplicata Fisch, were examined in Furano, northern Japan, and in Kyoto, central Japan. As well as field work being carried out, the quantity and the viability of spores in the recta of drosophilid and muscid flies were examined in vitro. Although the composition of insects varied locally and temporally, most of the insects were observed to feed on gleba, which contains spores… 

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