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Invasion of an inconspicuous ambrosia beetle and fungus may alter wood decay in Southeastern North America

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RT @JiriHulcr: Three years ago we thought that this was a weird but harmless ambrosia symbiosis newly established in Florida. Now we think…
Invasion of an inconspicuous ambrosia beetle and fungus may alter wood decay in Southeastern North America: https://t.co/mfFcaK9hGu
RT @JiriHulcr: Three years ago we thought that this was a weird but harmless ambrosia symbiosis newly established in Florida. Now we think…
RT @JiriHulcr: Three years ago we thought that this was a weird but harmless ambrosia symbiosis newly established in Florida. Now we think…
RT @JiriHulcr: Three years ago we thought that this was a weird but harmless ambrosia symbiosis newly established in Florida. Now we think…
37 days ago
RT @JiriHulcr: Three years ago we thought that this was a weird but harmless ambrosia symbiosis newly established in Florida. Now we think…
RT @JiriHulcr: Three years ago we thought that this was a weird but harmless ambrosia symbiosis newly established in Florida. Now we think…
RT @JiriHulcr: Three years ago we thought that this was a weird but harmless ambrosia symbiosis newly established in Florida. Now we think…
RT @JiriHulcr: Three years ago we thought that this was a weird but harmless ambrosia symbiosis newly established in Florida. Now we think…
37 days ago
Three years ago we thought that this was a weird but harmless ambrosia symbiosis newly established in Florida. Now we think it is starting to change biomass decay: https://t.co/IcsegixL0b
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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Jiri Hulcr conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

James Skelton conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Andrew J Johnson conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

You Li conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Michelle A Jusino conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

DNA Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding the deposition of DNA sequences:

The ITS sequence of the possible undescribed species of Flavodon is available via a GenBank accession number KR119074.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The only hard data reported here are those from the CAPS survey, and they are reported in Figure 2.

Funding

The work was funded by the USDA-APHIS Farm Bill section 10007, the USDA Forest Service, the National Science Foundation and the Florida Forest Service. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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