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Pathogenic nature of Syncephalastrum in Atta sexdens rubropilosa fungus gardens
(Pest Management Science, 2017-05-01) [Artigo]
BACKGROUND: Leaf-cutter ants are considered to be a major herbivore and agricultural pest in the Neotropics. They are often controlled by environmentally persistent insecticides. Biological control using pathogenic fungi ...
Antibiotic-producing symbionts dynamically transition between plant pathogenicity and insect-defensive mutualism
(Nature Communications, 2017-01-01) [Artigo]
Pathogenic and mutualistic bacteria associated with eukaryotic hosts often lack distinctive genomic features, suggesting regular transitions between these lifestyles. Here we present evidence supporting a dynamic transition ...