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Structure of the Ambrosia Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Mycangia Revealed Through Micro-Computed Tomography

Published on Sep 1, 2018in Journal of Insect Science1.45
· DOI :10.1093/jisesa/iey096
You Li3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UF: University of Florida),
Yong‐Ying Ruan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SZPT: Shenzhen Polytechnic)
+ 5 AuthorsJiri Hulcr25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UF: University of Florida)
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Published on Aug 1, 2019in Insect Science2.71
You Li2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UF: University of Florida),
You Li3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UF: University of Florida)
+ 2 AuthorsJiri Hulcr25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UF: University of Florida)
Published on Oct 1, 2018in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution3.99
Andrew J. Johnson2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UF: University of Florida),
Duane D. McKenna15
Estimated H-index: 15
(U of M: University of Memphis)
+ 5 AuthorsJiri Hulcr25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UF: University of Florida)
Abstract Bark and ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae, Scolytinae) display a conspicuous diversity of unusual genetic and ecological attributes and behaviors. Reconstructing the evolution of Scolytinae, particularly the large and ecologically significant tribe Cryphalini (pygmy borers), has long been problematic. These challenges have not adequately been addressed using morphological characters, and previous research has used only DNA sequence data from small numbers of genes. Through a combination ...
Published on Feb 1, 2017in Fungal Ecology3.99
Craig Bateman9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UF: University of Florida),
Yin-Tse Huang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UF: University of Florida)
+ 3 AuthorsJiri Hulcr25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UF: University of Florida)
Abstract Ambrosia beetles and fungi represent an interesting and economically important symbiosis, but the vast majority of ambrosia fungi remain unexplored, hindering research, management of pathogens, and mitigation of invasive species. Beetles in the subtribe Premnobiini are one example of an entire beetle lineage whose fungal symbionts have never been studied. Here, we identify one dominant fungal symbiont of Premnobius cavipennis by using fungus culturing, community sequencing, microtome se...
Published on Jan 31, 2017in Annual Review of Entomology11.80
Jiri Hulcr25
Estimated H-index: 25
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Lukasz L. Stelinski36
Estimated H-index: 36
The ambrosia beetle–fungus farming symbiosis is more heterogeneous than previously thought. There is not one but many ambrosia symbioses. Beetle-fungus specificity is clade dependent and ranges from strict to promiscuous. Each new origin has evolved a new mycangium. The most common relationship with host trees is colonization of freshly dead tissues, but there are also parasites of living trees, vectors of pathogenic fungi, and beetles living in rotten trees with a wood-decay symbiont. Most of t...
Published on Dec 1, 2016in Frontiers in Zoology2.98
Yongying Ruan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Dan Dan10
Estimated H-index: 10
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 4 AuthorsXing-Ke Yang14
Estimated H-index: 14
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Background Innovative new techniques that aid in the visualization of microscopic anatomical structures have improved our understanding of organismal biology significantly. It is often challenging to observe internal 3D structures, despite the use of techniques such as confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), micro-computed tomography (Micro-CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) and others. In the current paper, we assess LED-SIM (DMD-ba...
Published on Dec 1, 2016in Frontiers in Zoology2.98
Verónica Quirici11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Andrés Bello National University),
Claudia Jimena Guerrero3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Universidad Santo Tomás)
+ 2 AuthorsRodrigo A. Vfisquez26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Chile)
Background Environmental stressors increase the secretion of glucocorticoids that in turn can shorten telomeres via oxidative damage. Modification of telomere length, as a result of adversity faced early in life, can modify an individual’s phenotype. Studies in captivity have suggested a relationship between glucocorticoids and telomere length in developing individuals, however less is known about that relationship in natural populations.
Published on Oct 1, 2016in Fungal Ecology3.99
Matthew T. Kasson11
Estimated H-index: 11
(WVU: West Virginia University),
Kristen L. Wickert2
Estimated H-index: 2
(WVU: West Virginia University)
+ 6 AuthorsJiri Hulcr25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UF: University of Florida)
Abstract Most wood-boring insects compete with wood decaying basidiomycetes for woody biomass. One clade of ambrosia beetles gained access to rotten wood – an abundant resource unsuitable to most wood-boring insects – by evolving a farming-like mutualism with a white rot polypore. Here we show the mutualist of Ambrosiodmus / Ambrosiophilus, the polypore Flavodon ambrosius, is superior in lignocellulolytic capacity compared to Ascomycota ambrosia fungi and other white rot Basidiomycota. This mutu...
Published on Sep 14, 2015in PLOS ONE2.78
Li You1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UF: University of Florida),
David Rabern Simmons1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UF: University of Florida)
+ 4 AuthorsJiri Hulcr25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UF: University of Florida)
Ambrosia symbiosis is an obligate, farming-like mutualism between wood-boring beetles and fungi. It evolved at least 11 times and includes many notorious invasive pests. All ambrosia beetles studied to date cultivate ascomycotan fungi: early colonizers of recently killed trees with poor wood digestion. Beetles in the widespread genus Ambrosiodmus, however, colonize decayed wood. We characterized the mycosymbionts of three Ambrosiodmus species using quantitative culturing, high-throughput metabar...
Published on Sep 1, 2015in Scientific Reports4.01
Lucy A. Walton3
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,
Robert S. Bradley18
Estimated H-index: 18
+ 4 AuthorsMichael J. Sherratt31
Estimated H-index: 31
Characterisation and quantification of tissue structures is limited by sectioning-induced artefacts and by the difficulties of visualising and segmenting 3D volumes. Here we demonstrate that, even in the absence of X-ray contrast agents, X-ray computed microtomography (microCT) and nanotomography (nanoCT) can circumvent these problems by rapidly resolving compositionally discrete 3D tissue regions (such as the collagen-rich adventitia and elastin-rich lamellae in intact rat arteries) which in tu...