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- Montoya, Quimi V., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Current microbiology 2018 v.75 no.12 pp. 1602-1608
- Formicidae; Leucoagaricus; ant colonies; antagonism; chemical compounds; cultivars; fungi; metabolites; symbiosis
- ... Chemical compounds are key to understand symbiotic interactions. In the leafcutter ant-microbe symbiosis a plethora of filamentous fungi continuously gain access the ant colonies through plant substrate collected by workers. Many filamentous fungi are considered transient in attine ant colonies, however, their real ecological role in this environment still remains unclear. A possible role of these ...