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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 ...
Unraveling Trichoderma species in the attine ant environment: description of three new taxa
(Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 2016-05-01) [Artigo]
Fungus-growing “attine” ants forage diverse substrates to grow fungi for food. In addition to the mutualistic fungal partner, the colonies of these insects harbor a rich microbiome composed of bacteria, filamentous fungi ...
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 ...