Now showing items 1-6 of 6
An antifungal polyketide associated with horizontally acquired genes supports symbiont-mediated defense in Lagria villosa beetles
(Nature Communications, 2018-12-01) [Artigo]
Microbial symbionts are often a source of chemical novelty and can contribute to host defense against antagonists. However, the ecological relevance of chemical mediators remains unclear for most systems. Lagria beetles ...
Genome mining for peptidases in heat-tolerant and mesophilic fungi and putative adaptations for thermostability
(BMC Genomics, 2018-02-20) [Artigo]
Background: Peptidases (EC 3.4) consist of a large group of hydrolytic enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of proteins accounting for approximately 65% of the total worldwide enzyme production. Peptidases from thermophilic ...
Soluble Compounds of Filamentous Fungi Harm the Symbiotic Fungus of Leafcutter Ants
(Current Microbiology, 2018-01-01) [Artigo]
Chemical compounds are key to understand symbiotic interactions. In the leafcutter ant-microbe symbiosis a plethora of filamentous fungi continuously gain access the ant colonies through plant substrate collected by workers. ...
Fungal Endophyte Communities in Begonia Species from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest
(Current Microbiology, 2018-04-01) [Artigo]
Tropical plants represent hotspots of endophytic fungal species diversity. Based on culture-dependent methods, we evaluated the endophytic fungal communities in leaves of three plant species found in the Brazilian Atlantic ...
Escovopsis kreiselii specialization to its native hosts in the fungiculture of the lower attine ant Mycetophylax morschi
(Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 2018-01-01) [Artigo]
Parasite-host associations are widespread in nature and the fungus-growing ants are considered model organisms to study such interactions. These insects cultivate basidiomycetous fungi for food, which are threatened by ...
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 ...