Skip to main content

Fungal symbionts of siricid woodwasps: isolation techniques and identification

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


European woodwasps of the genera Sirex and Urocerus have symbiotic relationships with basidiomycetes, Amylostereum chailletii (Pers. : Fr.) Boid. and Amylostereum areolatum (Fr.) Boid. The fungal symbionts of siricid woodwasps are contained in a pair of mycangia located at the top of the ovipositor. A technique used for isolating the fungal symbionts from mycangia is described and illustrated using Urocerus gigas L. and Sirex juvencus L., and isolation of the fungi from wood and fruitbodies is described briefly. Some characteristics are given of the involved fungi, A. chailletii and A. areolatum.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Forest & Landscape Denmark, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 23, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark

Publication date: 2011-08-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more