TitleA fungal-like organism associated with a wasp (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in Dominican amber
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPoinar, GO, Spatafora, JW
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Volume110
Pagination132-134
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0022-2011
Abstract

A fungal-like organism emerging from a parasitic wasp (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in Dominican amber is characterized. The fossil consists of a white sclerotium-like formation in the wasp's abdomen and a flattened clava-like structure with an ovoid terminus emerging from the sclerotium-like formation. The ovoid terminus bears a protruding elliptical appendix. The fossil, which is characterized by its small size, somatic configuration, pteromalid host and presence in Dominican amber, cannot be placed with assurance in any extant fungal group at this time. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

URL<Go to ISI>://WOS:000303639100019
DOI10.1016/j.jip.2012.02.013