Ambrosia Fungi: Extent of Specificity to Ambrosia Beetles

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Science  08 Jul 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3732, pp. 193-195
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3732.193


Experiments with developing ambrosia beetles and fungi indicate that beetles may feed on more than one species growing in their tunnels. The yeast-like ambrosia propagules in mycangia of beetles arise from conida and ascospores picked up by callow adults during their stay in tunnels.