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Influence of Fungal Contamination on Substrate Carrying by the Leafcutter Ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
(Sociobiology, 2009-01-01) [Artigo]
Toxic baits are the most used method for controlling leafcutter ants and are usually composed of a mixture of dehydrated citric pulp with an active ingredient dissolved in soy oil. In this study, we evaluate if filamentous ...
Antagonistic interactions between garden yeasts and microfungal garden pathogens of leaf-cutting ants
(Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 2009-10-01) [Artigo]
We investigate the diversity of yeasts isolated in gardens of the leafcutter ant Atta texana. Repeated sampling of gardens from four nests over a 1-year time period showed that gardens contain a diverse assemblage of yeasts. ...