Microfungi associated with the banner-tailed kangaroo rat, Dipodomys spectabilis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Kangaroo rats participate in an ancient symbiosis with fungi that colonize their seed caches. This paper reports on four yr of intensive sampling in central New Mexico to identify the fungi associated with the banner-tailed kangaroo rat and to determine the factors that influence that fungal community. Although more than 80 molds were recovered from the rodents, a much smaller set of molds, including a new species of Penicillium, dominate this system. Factors affecting the number of colonies, number of species, or identity of fungal species recovered in samples included moisture conditions around the time of sampling, sample type (cheekpouch or hind foot), and rodent traits such as age, sex, reproductive status, and mobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-741
Number of pages7
JournalMycologia
Volume91
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Fingerprint

Dipodomys
rodent
Fungi
fungus
reproductive status
fungi
sampling
symbiosis
molds (fungi)
Rodentia
rodents
moisture
new species
seed
Symbiosis
Penicillium
fungal communities
Foot
Seeds
gender

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

Cite this

@article{357a03ce3ac94041ad1394e1d4b4a097,
title = "Microfungi associated with the banner-tailed kangaroo rat, Dipodomys spectabilis",
abstract = "Kangaroo rats participate in an ancient symbiosis with fungi that colonize their seed caches. This paper reports on four yr of intensive sampling in central New Mexico to identify the fungi associated with the banner-tailed kangaroo rat and to determine the factors that influence that fungal community. Although more than 80 molds were recovered from the rodents, a much smaller set of molds, including a new species of Penicillium, dominate this system. Factors affecting the number of colonies, number of species, or identity of fungal species recovered in samples included moisture conditions around the time of sampling, sample type (cheekpouch or hind foot), and rodent traits such as age, sex, reproductive status, and mobility.",
author = "Hawkins, {Lauraine Kirsten}",
year = "1999",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.2307/3761526",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "91",
pages = "735--741",
journal = "Mycologia",
issn = "0027-5514",
publisher = "Allen Press Inc.",
number = "5",

}

Microfungi associated with the banner-tailed kangaroo rat, Dipodomys spectabilis. / Hawkins, Lauraine Kirsten.

In: Mycologia, Vol. 91, No. 5, 01.01.1999, p. 735-741.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Microfungi associated with the banner-tailed kangaroo rat, Dipodomys spectabilis

AU - Hawkins, Lauraine Kirsten

PY - 1999/1/1

Y1 - 1999/1/1

N2 - Kangaroo rats participate in an ancient symbiosis with fungi that colonize their seed caches. This paper reports on four yr of intensive sampling in central New Mexico to identify the fungi associated with the banner-tailed kangaroo rat and to determine the factors that influence that fungal community. Although more than 80 molds were recovered from the rodents, a much smaller set of molds, including a new species of Penicillium, dominate this system. Factors affecting the number of colonies, number of species, or identity of fungal species recovered in samples included moisture conditions around the time of sampling, sample type (cheekpouch or hind foot), and rodent traits such as age, sex, reproductive status, and mobility.

AB - Kangaroo rats participate in an ancient symbiosis with fungi that colonize their seed caches. This paper reports on four yr of intensive sampling in central New Mexico to identify the fungi associated with the banner-tailed kangaroo rat and to determine the factors that influence that fungal community. Although more than 80 molds were recovered from the rodents, a much smaller set of molds, including a new species of Penicillium, dominate this system. Factors affecting the number of colonies, number of species, or identity of fungal species recovered in samples included moisture conditions around the time of sampling, sample type (cheekpouch or hind foot), and rodent traits such as age, sex, reproductive status, and mobility.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0032866040&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0032866040&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.2307/3761526

DO - 10.2307/3761526

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0032866040

VL - 91

SP - 735

EP - 741

JO - Mycologia

JF - Mycologia

SN - 0027-5514

IS - 5

ER -