Climatic effects on the distribution of ant- and bat fly-associated fungal ectoparasites (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales)

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_B0BA299DB15F
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Compte-rendu: analyse d'une oeuvre publiée.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Climatic effects on the distribution of ant- and bat fly-associated fungal ectoparasites (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales)
Périodique
Fungal Ecology
Auteur(s)
Szentiványi T., Haelewaters D., Rádai Z., Mizsei E., Pfliegler W.P., Báthori F., Tartally A., Christe P., Glaizot O.
ISSN
1878-0083
ISSN-L
1754-5048
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
06/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
39
Pages
371-379
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Laboulbeniales (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniomycetes) are obligate ectoparasitic fungi of arthropods with a worldwide distribution. Their effects on host physiology and behaviour as well as their ecology have recently gained wider attention. One aspect that is virtually unknown regarding Laboulbeniales and arthropod-associated fungi in general, is how abiotic factors shape the distribution of these parasites. We used ant- and bat fly-associated Laboulbeniales to study whether climatic elements play a role in the distribution of fungal species. We collected uninfected and Laboulbeniales-infected insects belonging to three species: bat flies Nycteribia schmidlii and Penicillidia conspicua (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) and the ant Myrmica scabrinodis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). We used climatic variables and performed statistical analyses to explain the distribution of Laboulbeniales infection. Our results show a higher likelihood of Laboulbeniales presence in habitats with low annual mean temperature and humidity, suggesting that climatic elements can considerably shape the distribution of Laboulbeniales species.
Mots-clé
Ants, Bat flies, Climatic variables, Distribution patterns, Hyperparasite, Myrmica, Nycteribiidae, Prevalence
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Création de la notice
25/03/2019 16:29
Dernière modification de la notice
07/06/2019 6:26
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