ORIBATID MITES AND THEIR ASSOCIATED FUNGI FROM ERCIYES MOUNTAIN, TURKEY


Baştürk V., TOLUK A.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.25, ss.5722-5728, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.5722-5728

Özet

The relationship between oribatid mites and their mycoflora was examined, based on material collected from Erciyes Mountain during 2013 and 2014. Ten oribatid mite species were determined in the research area. From these, Hoplophthiracarus illinoisensis (Ewing, 1909), Chamobates (Chamobates) subglobulus (Oudemans, 1902) and Nothrus borussicus Sellnick, 1928 are new to Turkish Fauna, Pilogalumna crassiclava (Berlese, 1914), Aleurodamaeus (Aleurodamaeus) setosus (Berlese, 1883), Scutovertex sculptus Michael, 1879, Liacarus (Liacarus) brevilamellatus Miheleie, 1955, Punctoribates (Punctoribates) punctum (Koch, 1839), Eupelops tardus (Koch, 1835) and Oribatula (Oribatula) interrupta (Willmann, 1939) have previously been reported in Turkey. Twenty-four microfungi taxa were isolated from the inner and outer surfaces of the examined oribatid mites. These taxa are Absidia cylindrospora, Acremonium cerealis, A. sclerotigenum, A. sp.1, A. sp.2, A. strictum, Beauveria alba, B. bassiana, Mortierella alliacea, Mucor hiemalis f hiemalis, Paecilomyces farinosus, P. sp.,Penicillium albo-aurantium, P. charlesii, P. decumbens, P. diversum, P. expansum, P. frequentans, P. roqueforti, P. steckii, P. citrinum, P. jensenii, Ulocladium consortiale and Verticillium tenarum. The findings of the present study refer to the potential of oribatid mites to disperse fungal taxa in soil and indicate that the setae and the covers in the body parts of the mites may be an important factor for fungal transport and hosting.