Polar Biology

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 190–192 | Cite as

First report of an entomophthoralean fungus on an arthropod host in Antarctica

  • P. D. BridgeEmail author
  • M. R. Worland
Short Note


A species of the fungus Neozygites (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales) is recorded from the Antarctic mite Alaskozetes antarcticus (Acarina: Oribatidales) collected off the west coast of the Antarctic peninsula. The features of the fungus were similar to those recorded for Neozygites acaridis, and to other species of the genus recorded from mites in tropical and cool-temperate regions. This is the first report of any entomophthoralean fungus from the Antarctic region.


Antarctic Peninsula Splash Zone Hyphal Body Primary Conidium Secondary Conidium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.British Antarctic SurveyNatural Environment Research CouncilCambridgeUK

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