Pattern of specificity in the tripartite symbiosis between Barteria plants, ants and Chaetothyriales fungi

Abstract

The two sympatric ant-plant sister species Barteria fistulosa and B. dewevrei have hollow branches (called domatia) in which ants nest. Each plant is colonized by a single colony of one of three ant species, Tetraponera aethiops, T. latifrons or Crematogaster sp. In addition, two sister strains of Chaetothyriales fungi can also be hosted within domatia of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13199-016-0402-2

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