Yeast Diversity Associated with Invasive Dendroctonus valens Killing Pinus tabuliformis in China Using Culturing and Molecular Methods

@article{Lou2014YeastDA,
  title={Yeast Diversity Associated with Invasive Dendroctonus valens Killing Pinus tabuliformis in China Using Culturing and Molecular Methods},
  author={Q Lou and Min Lu and Jianghua Sun},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={68},
  pages={397-415}
}
Bark beetle-associated yeasts are much less studied than filamentous fungi, yet they are also considered to play important roles in beetle nutrition, detoxification, and chemical communication. The red turpentine beetle, Dendroctonus valens, an invasive bark beetle introduced from North America, became one of the most destructive pests in China, having killed more than 10 million Pinus tabuliformis as well as other pine species. No investigation of yeasts associated with this bark beetle in its… CONTINUE READING