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The fungal symbiont of Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants expresses the full spectrum of genes to degrade cellulose and other plant cell wall polysaccharides.

Grell MN, Linde T, Nygaard S, Nielsen KL, Boomsma JJ, Lange L.

BMC Genomics. 2013 Dec 28;14:928. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-928.


Leaf-cutting ant fungi produce cell wall degrading pectinase complexes reminiscent of phytopathogenic fungi.

Schiøtt M, Rogowska-Wrzesinska A, Roepstorff P, Boomsma JJ.

BMC Biol. 2010 Dec 31;8:156. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-8-156.


The prominent role of fungi and fungal enzymes in the ant-fungus biomass conversion symbiosis.

Lange L, Grell MN.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2014 Jun;98(11):4839-51. doi: 10.1007/s00253-014-5708-5. Epub 2014 Apr 15. Review.


The dynamics of plant cell-wall polysaccharide decomposition in leaf-cutting ant fungus gardens.

Moller IE, De Fine Licht HH, Harholt J, Willats WG, Boomsma JJ.

PLoS One. 2011 Mar 10;6(3):e17506. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017506.


Laccase detoxification mediates the nutritional alliance between leaf-cutting ants and fungus-garden symbionts.

De Fine Licht HH, Schiøtt M, Rogowska-Wrzesinska A, Nygaard S, Roepstorff P, Boomsma JJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 8;110(2):583-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1212709110. Epub 2012 Dec 24.


Leucoagaricus gongylophorus produces diverse enzymes for the degradation of recalcitrant plant polymers in leaf-cutter ant fungus gardens.

Aylward FO, Burnum-Johnson KE, Tringe SG, Teiling C, Tremmel DM, Moeller JA, Scott JJ, Barry KW, Piehowski PD, Nicora CD, Malfatti SA, Monroe ME, Purvine SO, Goodwin LA, Smith RD, Weinstock GM, Gerardo NM, Suen G, Lipton MS, Currie CR.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Jun;79(12):3770-8. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03833-12. Epub 2013 Apr 12.


Leucoagaricus gongylophorus uses leaf-cutting ants to vector proteolytic enzymes towards new plant substrate.

Kooij PW, Rogowska-Wrzesinska A, Hoffmann D, Roepstorff P, Boomsma JJ, Schiøtt M.

ISME J. 2014 May;8(5):1032-40. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.231. Epub 2014 Jan 9.


Fungal enzymes transferred by leaf-cutting ants in their fungus gardens.

Rønhede S, Boomsma JJ, Rosendahl S.

Mycol Res. 2004 Jan;108(Pt 1):101-6.


Evolutionary patterns of proteinase activity in attine ant fungus gardens.

Semenova TA, Hughes DP, Boomsma JJ, Schiøtt M.

BMC Microbiol. 2011 Jan 19;11:15. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-11-15.


Ant-fungus species combinations engineer physiological activity of fungus gardens.

Seal JN, Schiøtt M, Mueller UG.

J Exp Biol. 2014 Jul 15;217(Pt 14):2540-7. doi: 10.1242/jeb.098483. Epub 2014 May 6.


Starch metabolism in Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, the symbiotic fungus of leaf-cutting ants.

Silva A, Bacci M Jr, Pagnocca FC, Bueno OC, Hebling MJ.

Microbiol Res. 2006;161(4):299-303. Epub 2005 Dec 27.


Enrichment and Broad Representation of Plant Biomass-Degrading Enzymes in the Specialized Hyphal Swellings of Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, the Fungal Symbiont of Leaf-Cutter Ants.

Aylward FO, Khadempour L, Tremmel DM, McDonald BR, Nicora CD, Wu S, Moore RJ, Orton DJ, Monroe ME, Piehowski PD, Purvine SO, Smith RD, Lipton MS, Burnum-Johnson KE, Currie CR.

PLoS One. 2015 Aug 28;10(8):e0134752. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134752. eCollection 2015. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2015;10(9):e0139151.


Rapid shifts in Atta cephalotes fungus-garden enzyme activity after a change in fungal substrate (Attini, Formicidae).

Kooij PW, Schiøtt M, Boomsma JJ, De Fine Licht HH.

Insectes Soc. 2011 May;58(2):145-151. Epub 2010 Nov 27.


Differences in forage-acquisition and fungal enzyme activity contribute to niche segregation in Panamanian leaf-cutting ants.

Kooij PW, Liberti J, Giampoudakis K, Schiøtt M, Boomsma JJ.

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 9;9(4):e94284. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094284. eCollection 2014.


Survival of Atta sexdens workers on different food sources.

Silva A, Bacci M Jr, Gomes de Siqueira C, Correa Bueno O, Pagnocca FC, Aparecida Hebling MJ.

J Insect Physiol. 2003 Apr;49(4):307-13.


Cellulose and hemicellulose-degrading enzymes in Fusarium commune transcriptome and functional characterization of three identified xylanases.

Huang Y, Busk PK, Lange L.

Enzyme Microb Technol. 2015 Jun;73-74:9-19. doi: 10.1016/j.enzmictec.2015.03.001. Epub 2015 Mar 14.


Cellulose degradation by Leucocoprinus gongylophorus, the fungus cultured by the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa.

Bacci M Jr, Anversa MM, Pagnocca FC.

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 1995;67(4):385-6.


Digestive capacities of leaf-cutting ants and the contribution of their fungal cultivar to the degradation of plant material.

Richard FJ, Mora P, Errard C, Rouland C.

J Comp Physiol B. 2005 Jul;175(5):297-303. Epub 2005 Apr 15.

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