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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...