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Intraspecific variation and emendation of Hannaella kunmingensis
(Mycological Progress, 2013-01-01) [Artigo]
In order to investigate the intraspecific variability in Hannaella kunmingensis, 11 isolates, including the type strain, were analyzed for their morphological and biochemical traits. The combined internal transcribed spacer ...
Specialized fungal parasites and opportunistic fungi in gardens of attine ants
(Psyche, 2012-04-18) [Artigo]
Ants in the tribe Attini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) comprise about 230 described species that share the same characteristic: all coevolved in an ancient mutualism with basidiomycetous fungi cultivated for food. In this paper ...
Starmerella aceti f.a., sp nova, an ascomycetous yeast species isolated from fungus garden of the leafcutter ant Acromyrmex balzani
(International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2014-04-01) [Artigo]
A novel yeast-species was recovered from the fungus garden of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex balzani (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The growth of the novel yeast species is limited by its ability to metabolize only a few ...
Anti-Candida properties of urauchimycins from actinobacteria associated with Trachymyrmex ants
(BioMed Research International, 2013-04-29) [Artigo]
After decades of intensive searching for antimicrobial compounds derived from actinobacteria, the frequency of isolation of new molecules has decreased. To cope with this concern, studies have focused on the exploitation ...
Broad Escovopsis-inhibition activity of Pseudonocardia associated with Trachymyrmex ants
(Environmental Microbiology Reports, 2014-08-01) [Artigo]
Attine ants maintain an association with antibiotic-producing Actinobacteria found on their integuments. Evidence supports these bacteria as auxiliary symbionts that help ants to defend the fungus gardens against pathogens. ...
Comparative analysis of fungal communities in colonies of two leaf-cutting ant species with different substratum preferences
(Fungal Ecology, 2016-06-01) [Artigo]
Fungus gardens of leaf-cutting ants harbor diverse alien fungi in addition to their fungal cultivar. Previous work suggested that alien microorganisms are likely derived from the substrata foraged by ant workers and ...