Maxillary Mycangium in the Mountain Pine Beetle

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Science  02 Jan 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3914, pp. 54-55
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3914.54


A mycangium containing blue-stain fungi and yeasts is located in the cardo of the maxilla of the mountain pine bettle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopk. Symbiosis between one or more of the microorganisms and the insect is indicated.

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