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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 905109, 9 pages
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.
Citations to this Article [9 citations]
The following is the list of published articles that have cited the current article.
- 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.
- Virginia E. Masiulionis, Christian Rabeling, Henrik H. De Fine Licht, Ted Schultz, Mauricio Bacci, Cintia M. Santos Bezerra, and Fernando C. Pagnocca, “A Brazilian Population of the Asexual Fungus-Growing Ant Mycocepurus smithii (Formicidae, Myrmicinae, Attini) Cultivates Fungal Symbionts with Gongylidia-Like Structures,” Plos One, vol. 9, no. 8, 2014.
- A. P. M. Duarte, D. Attili-Angelis, N. C. Baron, L. C. Forti, and F. C. Pagnocca, “Leaf-cutting ants: an unexpected microenvironment holding human opportunistic black fungi,” Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 2014.
- Catalina Estrada, Enith I. Rojas, William T. Wcislo, and Sunshine A. Van Bael, “Fungal endophyte effects on leaf chemistry alter the in vitro growth rates of leaf-cutting ants' fungal mutualist, Leucocoprinus gongylophorus,” Fungal Ecology, vol. 8, pp. 37–45, 2014.
- Andre Rodrigues, Michel R. Z. Passarini, Milene Ferro, Nilson S. Nagamoto, Luiz C. Forti, Maurcio Bacci, Lara D. Sette, and Fernando C. Pagnocca, “Fungal communities in the garden chamber soils of leaf-cutting ants,” Journal of Basic Microbiology, vol. 54, no. 11, pp. 1186–1196, 2014.
- Bárbara Monique dos Santos Reis, Aline Silva, Martín Roberto Del Valle Alvarez, Tássio Brito de Oliveira, and Andre Rodrigues, “Fungal communities in gardens of the leafcutter ant Atta cephalotes in forest and cabruca agrosystems of southern Bahia State (Brazil),” Fungal Biology, 2015.
- C. Rabeling, T. R. Schultz, M. Bacci, and M. Bollazzi, “Acromyrmex charruanus: a new inquiline social parasite species of leaf-cutting ants,” Insectes Sociaux, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 335–349, 2015.
- Christopher Tranter, Hermógenes Fernández-Marín, and William O. H. Hughes, “Quality and quantity: transitions in antimicrobial gland use for parasite defense,” Ecology and Evolution, 2015.
- Kimberly Mighell, and Sunshine A. Van Bael, “Selective elimination of microfungi in leaf-cutting ant gardens,” Fungal Ecology, vol. 24, pp. 15–20, 2016.