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- Carlos, A.A.; Rodrigues, A.; Forti, L.C.; Passador, M.M.; Sierra, J.F.
- Journal of applied entomology 2011 v.135 no.4 pp. 326-331
- Atta sexdens, etc ; Penicillium; active ingredients; baits; foods; fungi; insecticides; leaf-cutting ants; mutualism; nests; parasites; soil; toxicity; Show all 13 Subjects
- ... Leaf-cutting ants maintain a symbiotic relationship with basidiomycetous fungi cultivated as food. Here, we profiled the non-symbiotic filamentous fungi in laboratory nests of Atta sexdens rubropilosa submitted to treatments with different toxic bait formulations (using the insecticide sulfluramide as the active ingredient). After treatment, several filamentous fungi were found in different nest c ...