Document Detail

Fungus-growing Allomerus ants are associated with antibiotic-producing actinobacteria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21748399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Fungus-growing attine ants use natural-product antibiotics produced by mutualist actinobacteria as 'weedkillers' in their fungal gardens. Here we report for the first time that fungus-growing Allomerus ants, which lie outside the tribe Attini, are associated with antifungal-producing actinobacteria, which offer them protection against non-cultivar fungi isolated from their ant-plants.
Ryan F Seipke; Jörg Barke; Mario X Ruiz-Gonzalez; Jérôme Orivel; Douglas W Yu; Matthew I Hutchings
Related Documents :
22066219 - Nitrogen cycle of a typical suaeda salsa marsh ecosystem in the yellow river estuary.
21737259 - Comparison of microbially enhanced compost extracts produced from composted cattle rume...
21658359 - Comparative embryotoxicity of pulp mill extracts in rainbow trout (oncorhynchus mykiss)...
21748489 - Effects of the coordination mechanism between roots and leaves induced by root-breaking...
22236589 - Efficient bio-deodorization of aniline vapor in a biotrickling filter: metabolic minera...
21562979 - Polyphasic approach for assessing changes in an autochthonous marine bacterial communit...
11804139 - Design and performance of experimental constructed wetlands treating coke plant effluents.
12231919 - Plant viability as a function of temperature stress (the richards function applied to d...
25098899 - Polychlorinated biphenyls and selected organochlorine pesticides in serum of slovak pop...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1572-9699     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372625     Medline TA:  Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  A radical approach to beating hypoxia: depressed free radical release from heart fibres of the hypox...
Next Document:  Intracranial hemorrhage in children with congenital factor deficiencies.