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Leaf-cutting ants: an unexpected microenvironment holding human opportunistic black fungi
(Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal Of General And Molecular Microbiology, 2014-09-01) [Artigo]
Fungus-growing ants of the genus Atta are known for their leaf-cutting habit, a lifestyle they have maintained since their 50-million-year-old co-evolution with a mutualistic fungus, cultivated as food. Recent studies have ...
Comparative wood anatomy of root and stem of Citharexylum myrianthum (Verbenaceae)
(Rodriguésia, 2014-09-01) [Artigo]
Root and stem wood anatomy of C. myrianthum (Verbenaceae) from a semideciduous seasonal forest in Botucatu municipality (22º52’20”S and 48º26’37”W), São Paulo state, Brazil, were studied. Growth ...
Effect of potassium sources and rates on arabica coffee yield, nutrition, and macronutrient export
(Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo, 2014-10-01) [Artigo]
The use of potassium (K) rock powder can be an alternative for K supply of crops. Thus, to reduce K fertilizer imports from abroad, possibilities of extracting this nutrient from Brazilian rocks are being studied. The ...
Influence of productivity and processing method on physicochemical characteristics of white button mushrooms in Brazil
(Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2014) [Artigo]
Background: The white button mushroom is the edible fungus most commonly cultivated and commercialized in Brazil and worldwide. This work assesses the productivity of the different strains ABI 07/06 and ABI 06/05 of Agaricus ...
Filamentous fungi found on foundress queens of leaf-cutting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
(Journal of Applied Entomology, 2010-05-01) [Artigo]
Queens of the leaf-cutting ant species Atta laevigata and Atta capiguara were collected soon after their mating flight and maintained in the laboratory until death. Ant corpses showing signs of contamination by insect ...
Yeasts isolated from a fungus-growing ant nest, including the description of Trichosporon chiarellii sp nov., an anamorphic basidiomycetous yeast
(International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2010-06-01) [Artigo]
Thirty-nine yeast strains were recovered from a field nest of a primitive and putative novel attine ant species in the genus Myrmicocrypta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: tribe Attini). Yeasts isolated from the fungus garden and ...
Congo grass grown in rotation with soybean affects phosphorus bound to soil carbon
(Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo, 2014-06-01) [Artigo]
The phosphorus supply to crops in tropical soils is deficient due to its somewhat insoluble nature in soil, and addition of P fertilizers has been necessary to achieve high yields. The objective of this study was to examine ...
First report of Ceratocystis fimbriata causing fruit-rot of Passiflora edulis in Brazil
(New Disease Reports, 2013) [Artigo]
Adubação com torta de filtro e micronutrientes no plantio da cana-de-açúcar
(Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo, 2013-05-01) [Artigo]
The response of sugarcane to application of micronutrients is still not very well known. In view of the need for this information, the aim of this study was to evaluate the application of the micronutrients Zn, Cu, Mn, Fe, ...
The nitrogen sufficiency index underlying estimates of nitrogen fertilization requirements of common bean
(Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo, 2012-02-01) [Artigo]
As leituras indiretas de clorofila, obtidas com clorofilômetro portátil, podem indicar a época de maior demanda de N pelas plantas e se há ou não necessidade de sua aplicação em cobertura. Nesse sentido, a definição da ...