Convergent Bacterial Microbiotas in the Fungal Agricultural Systems of Insects

@inproceedings{Aylward2014ConvergentBM,
  title={Convergent Bacterial Microbiotas in the Fungal Agricultural Systems of Insects},
  author={Frank O Aylward and Garret Suen and Peter H W Biedermann and Aaron S. Adams and J. J. Scott and Stephanie A. Malfatti and Tijana Glavina del Rio and Susannah G Tringe and Michael Poulsen and Kenneth F Raffa and Kier D. Klepzig and Cameron R. Currie},
  booktitle={mBio},
  year={2014}
}
UNLABELLED The ability to cultivate food is an innovation that has produced some of the most successful ecological strategies on the planet. Although most well recognized in humans, where agriculture represents a defining feature of civilization, species of ants, beetles, and termites have also independently evolved symbioses with fungi that they cultivate for food. Despite occurring across divergent insect and fungal lineages, the fungivorous niches of these insects are remarkably similar… CONTINUE READING

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