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Yeasts found on an ephemeral reproductive caste of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa
(Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal Of General And Molecular Microbiology, 2014-09-01) [Artigo]
Winged males of leaf-cutting ants are considered an ephemeral reproductive caste only produced before the mating flight season. Although much is known about the yeast diversity found in fungus gardens of attine ants, no ...
Leaf-cutting ant faecal fluid and mandibular gland secretion: effects on microfungi spore germination
(Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 2008-01-01) [Artigo]
The mandibular gland secretion (MGS) and the faecal fluid (FF) of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa Forel affected the spore germination of selected microfungi isolated from nests of this insect. MGS was more ...
Cold-adapted enzymes produced by fungi from terrestrial and marine Antarctic environments
(Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 2018-05-19) [Resenha]
Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on Earth. In this sense, microorganisms that inhabit Antarctica environments have to be adapted to harsh conditions. Fungal strains affiliated with Ascomycota and ...
Antagonistic interactions between garden yeasts and microfungal garden pathogens of leaf-cutting ants
(Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 2009-10-01) [Artigo]
We investigate the diversity of yeasts isolated in gardens of the leafcutter ant Atta texana. Repeated sampling of gardens from four nests over a 1-year time period showed that gardens contain a diverse assemblage of yeasts. ...
Wickerhamiella kiyanii f.a., sp nov and Wickerhamiella fructicola f.a., sp nov., two yeasts isolated from native plants of Atlantic rainforest in Brazil
(International Journal Of Systematic And Evolutionary Microbiology, 2014-06-01) [Artigo]
Two novel species, Wickerhamiella kiyanii f.a., sp. nov. (type strain FB1-1DASP(T)=CBS 12905(T)=CBMAI 1613(T)) and Wickerhamiella fructicola f.a., sp. nov. (type strain H10Y(T)=CBS 12902(T)=CBMAI 1614(T)) are proposed in ...
Yeasts and filamentous fungi carried by the gynes of leaf-cutting ants
(Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 2008-11-01) [Artigo]
Insect-associated microbes exhibit a wide range of interactions with their hosts. One example of such interactions is the insect-driven dispersal of microorganisms, which plays an essential role in the ecology of several ...