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dc.contributor.authorDe Siqueira, C. G.
dc.contributor.authorBacci, M.
dc.contributor.authorPagnocca, F. C.
dc.contributor.authorBueno, O. C.
dc.contributor.authorHebling, MJA
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-20T13:12:45Z
dc.date.available2014-05-20T13:12:45Z
dc.date.issued1998-12-01
dc.identifierhttp://aem.asm.org/content/64/12/4820
dc.identifier.citationApplied and Environmental Microbiology. Washington: Amer Soc Microbiology, v. 64, n. 12, p. 4820-4822, 1998.
dc.identifier.issn0099-2240
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/663
dc.description.abstractAtta sexdens L, ante feed on the Fungus they cultivate on cut leaves inside their nests. The fungus, Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, metabolizes plant polysaccharides, such as xylan, starch, pectin, and cellulose, mediating assimilation of these compounds lay the ants, This metabolic integration may be an important part of the ant-fungus symbiosis, and it involves primarily xylan and starch, both of which support rapid fungal growth. Cellulose seems to be less important for symbiont nutrition, since it is poorly degraded and assimilated by the fungus. Pectin is rapidly degraded but slowly assimilated by L. gongylophorus, and its degradation may occur so that the fungus can more easily access other polysaccharides in the leaves.en
dc.format.extent4820-4822
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAmer Soc Microbiology
dc.relation.ispartofApplied and Environmental Microbiology
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.titleMetabolism of plant polysaccharides by Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, the symbiotic fungus of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens L.en
dc.typeArtigo
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dcterms.rightsHolderAmer Soc Microbiology
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Ctr Estudos Insetos Sociais, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Ctr Estudos Insetos Sociais, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
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unesp.author.orcid0000-0002-5619-1411[2]
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