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Transmission of fungal partners to incipient Cecropia-tree ant colonies

Borges, Renee M. ; Mayer, Veronika E. ; Nepel, Maximilian ; Blatrix, Rumsais ; Oberhauser, Felix B. ; Fiedler, Konrad ; Schönenberger, Jürg ; Voglmayr, Hermann


Ascomycete fungi in the nests of ants inhabiting plants (= myrmecophytes) are very often cultivated by the ants in small patches and used as food source. Where these fungi come from is not known yet. Two scenarios of fungus recruitment are possible: (1) random infection through spores or hyphal fragments from the environment, or (2) transmission from mother to daughter colonies by the foundress ...


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