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An association between the Antarctic mite Alaskozetes antarcticus and an entomophthoralean fungus of the genus Neozygites

Bridge, P. D.; Worland, M. Roger. 2008 An association between the Antarctic mite Alaskozetes antarcticus and an entomophthoralean fungus of the genus Neozygites. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 46 (1-4). 43-52. 10.1007/s10493-008-9190-6

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Abstract/Summary

A fungal pathogen provisionally identified as Neozygites cf. acaridis has recently been isolated from the Antarctic oribatid mite Alaskozetes antarcticus. The identification of the fungus is discussed with reference to recent changes in the taxonomy of Neozygites. The potential role of the fungus in the Antarctic mite populations is considered in relation to the known mite life cycles, and the particular environmental conditions in the Antarctic.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/s10493-008-9190-6
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Global Science in the Antarctic Context (2005-2009) > Long-Term Monitoring and Survey – Biological Sciences Division
ISSN: 0168-8162
Additional Keywords: Oribatida; Ameronothridae; Entomopathogen; Entomophthorales; Environment; Zygomycete
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 18 Nov 2010 15:03
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/11402

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