Effects of Terpenoid Compounds on Growth of Symbiotic Fungi Associated with the Southern Pine Beetle

J. Robert Bridges
1987 Phytopathology  
Bridges, J. R. 1987. Effects of terpenoid compounds on growth of symbiotic fungi associated with the southern pine beetle. Phytopathology 77: 83-85. The blue-stain fungus Ceratocystis minor and the two mycangial fungi of of the other compounds tested. Linear growth of C. minor was not the southern pine beetle (Dendroctonusfrontalis) were grown in saturated significantly affected by a-pinene but was inhibited by /-pinene. A atmospheres of volatile compounds from loblolly pine. The monoterpenes
more » ... enylpropanoid, 4-allylanisole, was highly inhibitory to all three fungi. a-and /3-pinene significantly stimulated the linear growth of one of the Results suggest that the production of this compound may be an important mycangial fungi, a Sporothrix species. Growth of the other, a loblolly pine defense mechanism against attack by the southern pine beetle basidiomycete, was significantly inhibited by a-and/3-pinene and by most and fungi associated with it. Additional key words: resin system, tree resistance.
doi:10.1094/phyto-77-83 fatcat:bphedlwasrhtvpe5i6thefvzwy