Ocurrence of the antibiotic producing bacterium Burkholderia sp. in colonies of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa.

@article{Santos2004OcurrenceOT,
  title={Ocurrence of the antibiotic producing bacterium Burkholderia sp. in colonies of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa.},
  author={Ad{\~a}o Valmir Santos and Rod Dillon and Viv Maureen Dillon and Stuart E. Reynolds and Richard I Samuels},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={239 2},
  pages={319-23}
}
Fungus garden material from recently established Atta sexdens rubropilosa colonies (6-12 months old) was sampled to detect antibiotic producing microorganisms that inhibited the growth of pathogens of insects and of the fungus gardens but did not affect their mutualistic fungus. A bacterium with activity against the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana was isolated from 56% of the gardens tested (n=57) and identified from its biochemical profile and from 16S and 23S ribosomal DNA… CONTINUE READING