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Psyche
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 905109, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/905109
Review Article

Specialized Fungal Parasites and Opportunistic Fungi in Gardens of Attine Ants

1Centre for the Study of Social Insects, São Paulo State University (UNESP), 13506-900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
2Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, São Paulo State University (UNESP), 13506-900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil

Received 1 September 2011; Revised 2 November 2011; Accepted 5 November 2011

Academic Editor: Volker Witte

Copyright © 2012 Fernando C. Pagnocca et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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  • Virginia E. Masiulionis, Roland W. S. Weber, and Fernando C. Pagnocca, “Foraging of psilocybe basidiocarps by the leafcutting ant acromyrmex lobicornis in Santa Fé, Argentina,” SpringerPlus, vol. 2, no. 1, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
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