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- Rodrigues, Andre, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Fungal ecology 2016 v.21 pp. 68-75
- Atta sexdens rubropilosa; Penicillium citrinum; Trichoderma spirale; Trichosporon; ant colonies; cultivars; foraging; fungal communities; fungi; fungus gardens; gardens; leaf-cutting ants; Brazil
- ... Fungus gardens of leaf-cutting ants harbor diverse alien fungi in addition to their fungal cultivar. Previous work suggested that alien microorganisms are likely derived from the substrata foraged by ant workers and incorporated into the fungus gardens. To test this hypothesis, we sampled 1014 garden fragments from 16 field colonies of Atta sexdens rubropilosa (a dicot-cutting ant) and Atta capigu ...