Sympodiomyces attinorum sp. nov., a yeast species associated with nests of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens.

@article{Carreiro2004SympodiomycesAS,
  title={Sympodiomyces attinorum sp. nov., a yeast species associated with nests of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens.},
  author={Solange Cristina Carreiro and Fernando Carlos Pagnocca and Maur{\'i}cio Bacci and M P Lachance and Odair Corr{\^e}a Bueno and Maria Jos{\'e} Aparecida Hebling and Carla C C Ruivo and Carlos A Rosa},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={54 Pt 5},
  pages={1891-4}
}
Four strains of a novel yeast species were isolated from laboratory nests of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens in Brazil. Three strains were found in older sponges and one was in a waste deposit in the ant nests. Sequencing of the D1/D2 region of the large-subunit rRNA gene showed that the novel species, named Sympodiomyces attinorum sp. nov., is… CONTINUE READING