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Fungi and NO defense?
Mycoflora in brood cells of the European Beewolf and its radical defense

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-234208
Engl, Tobias
Date of publication of this fulltext: 16 Oct 2013 15:43


Abstract (English)

as provision for its larvae. This thesis investigates the fungal threat of the beewolf offspring and describes a new gaseous defense mechanism based on the nitric oxide that is released by the nitric oxide synthase of the beewolf eggs. The spectrum of mold fungi that infest beewolf brood cell consists of genaralists that are present in the soil of the beewolf nesting sites and are neither ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Mikroorganismen können auf einer Vielzahl an organischen Substraten wachsen. Andere Organismen, die diese oftmals nahrhaften Substrate als Futter nutzen, konkurrieren mit ihnen um diese Ressourcen. Beide Seiten haben zahlreiche Mechanismen entwickelt um einen Vorteil in diesem Konkurrenzkampf zu gewinnen. Mikroorganismen versuchen die Nahrung zu zersetzen oder durch potente Gifte dem Zugriff ...

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