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Blue stain fungi are parasites and saprotrophs that infect living woods colonised by bark beetles as well as by other insects. The 84-million-year-old South African fossils we studied are the first documented occurrence of blue stain fungi in the geological record. The fungus colonized the wood of an extinct conifer.
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This page is a summary of: Blue stain fungi infecting an 84‐million‐year‐old conifer from South Africa, New Phytologist, November 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/nph.17843.
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