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Dendroctonus ponderosae.jpg
Dendroctonus ponderosae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Tribe: Hylesinini
Genus: Dendroctonus
Erichson, 1836

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Dendroctonus is a genus of bark beetles. It includes several species notorious for destroying trees in the forests of North America. The genus has a symbiotic relationship with many different yeasts, particularly those in the genera Candida (fungus) and Pichia that aid in digestion and pheromone production.[1]

D. micans

Species include:


  1. ^ Rivera, Flor N .; González, Evelyn; Gómez, Zulema; Hernández-Rodríguez, Cesar; Berkov, Amy; Zúñiga, Gerardo. "Gut-associated yeast in bark beetles of the genus Dendroctonus Erichson (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)" (PDF). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 98: 325–342.

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