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Shared Escovopsis parasites between leaf-cutting and non-leaf-cutting ants in the higher attine fungus-growing ant symbiosis
(Royal Society Open Science, 2015) [Artigo]
Fungus-gardening (attine) ants grow fungus for food in protected gardens, which contain beneficial, auxiliary microbes, but also microbes harmful to gardens. Among these potentially pathogenic microorganisms, the most ...
Pectinases From Sphenophorus levis Vaurie, 1978 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): Putative Accessory Digestive Enzymes
(Journal Of Insect Science, 2015-02-11) [Artigo]
The cell wall in plants offers protection against invading organisms and is mainly composed of the polysaccharides pectin, cellulose, and hemicellulose, which can be degraded by plant cell wall degrading enzymes (PCWDEs). ...
New light on the systematics of fungi associated with attine ant gardens and the description of escovopsis kreiselii sp nov
(Plos One, 2015-01-24) [Artigo]
Since the formal description of fungi in the genus Escovopsis in 1990, only a few studies have focused on the systematics of this group. For more than two decades, only two Escovopsis species were described; however, in ...
Thermophilic fungi in the new age of fungal taxonomy
(Extremophiles, 2015-01-01) [Resenha]
Thermophilic fungi are of wide interest due to their potential to produce heat-tolerant enzymes for biotechnological processes. However, the taxonomy of such organisms remains obscure, especially given new developments in ...
Determination of Specificity and Biochemical Characteristics of Neutral Protease Isolated from Myceliophthora thermophila
(Protein And Peptide Letters, 2015-01-01) [Artigo]
Proteases hydrolyze polypeptides to release peptides and/or amino acids. This subclass of enzymes is among those with the most sales worldwide, particularly those produced by microorganisms. Proteases may be applied in the ...
Fungal communities in gardens of the leafcutter ant Atta cephalotes in forest and cabruca agrosystems of southern Bahia State (Brazil)
(Fungal Biology, 2015-12-01) [Artigo]
Leaf-cutting ants interact with several fungi in addition to the fungal symbiont they cultivate for food. Here, we assessed alien fungal communities in colonies of Atta cephalotes. Fungus garden fragments were sampled from ...