​Laboratory of Fungal Ecology and Systematics

Selected publications:

 

2017

FLOREZ, L. V.; SCHERLACH, K.; GAUBE, P.; ROSS, C.; SITTE, E.; HERMES, C.; RODRIGUES, A.; HERTWECK, C.; KALTENPOTH, M. Antibiotic-producing symbionts dynamically transition between plant pathogenicity and insect-defensive mutualism. Nature Communications, v. 8, p. 15172.

 

BARCOTO, M. O.; PEDROSA, F.; BUENO, O. C.; RODRIGUES, A. Pathogenic nature of Syncephalastrum in Atta sexdens rubropilosa colonies. Pest Management Science, v. 73, p. 999-1009.

 

VARANDA-HAIFIG, S. S.; ALBARICI, T. R.; NUNES, P. H.; HAIFIG, I.; VIEIRA, P. C.; RODRIGUES, A. Nature of the interactions between hypocrealean fungi and the mutualistic fungus of leaf-cutter ants. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, v. 110, p. 593-605.

 

2016

MONTOYA, Q. V.; MEIRELLES, L. A.; CHAVERRI, P. ; RODRIGUES, A. Unraveling Trichoderma species in the attine ant environment: description of three new taxa. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, v. 109, p. 633-651.

 

MEIRELLES, L. A.; MCFREDERICK, Q. S.; RODRIGUES, A.; MANTOVANI, J.; RODOVALHO, C. M.; FERREIRA, H.; BACCI JR., M.; MUELLER, U. G. Bacterial microbiomes from vertically-transmitted fungal inocula of the leaf-cutting ant Atta texanaEnvironmental Microbiology Reports, v. 8, p. 630-640.

 

PEREIRA, J. S.; COSTA, R. R.; NAGAMOTO, N. S.; FORTI, L. C.; PAGNOCCA, F. C.; RODRIGUES, A. Comparative analysis of fungal communities in colonies of two leaf-cutting ant species with different substratum preferences. Fungal Ecology, v. 21, p. 68-75.

 

DUARTE, A. P. M.; FERRO, M.; RODRIGUES, A.; BACCI, M. JR.; NAGAMOTO, N. S.; FORTI, L. C.; PAGNOCCA, F. C. Prevalence of the genus Cladosporium on the integument of leaf-cutting ants characterized by 454 pyrosequencing. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, v. 109, p. 1235-1243.

 

DE BEER, Z. W.; MARINCOWITZ, S.; DUONG, T. A.; KIM, J. J.; RODRIGUES, A.; WINGFIELD, M. J. Hawksworthiomyces gen. nov. (Ophiostomatales), illustrates the urgency for a decision on how to name novel taxa known only from environmental nucleic acid sequences (ENAS). Fungal Biology, v. 120, p. 1323-1340. 

 

OLIVEIRA, T. B.; LOPES, V. C. P.; BARBOSA, F. N. ; FERRO, M.; MEIRELLES, L. A.; SETTE, L. D.; GOMES, E.; RODRIGUES, A. Fungal communities in pressmud composting harbour beneficial and detrimental fungi for human welfare. Microbiology, v. 162, p. 1142-1156.

2015

MEIRELLES, L. A.; MONTOYA, Q. V.; SOLOMON, S. E.; RODRIGUES, A. New light on the systematics of fungi associated with attine ant gardens and the description of Escovopsis kreiselii sp. nov. Plos One, v. 10, p. e0112067.

 

MEIRELLES, L. A.; SOLOMON, S. E.; BACCI, M.; WRIGHT, A. M.; MUELLER, U. G.; RODRIGUES, A. Shared Escovopsis parasites between leaf-cutting and non-leaf-cutting ants in the higher attine fungus-growing ant symbiosis. Royal Society Open Science, v. 2, p. 150257.

 

OLIVEIRA, T. B.; GOMES, E.; RODRIGUES, A. Thermophilic fungi in the new age of fungal taxonomy. Extremophiles, v. 19, p. 31-37.

 

EVANGELISTA, D. E.; PAULA, F. F. P.; RODRIGUES, A.; SILVA, F. H. Pectinases From Sphenophorus levis Vaurie, 1978 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): Putative Accessory Digestive Enzymes. Journal of Insect Science, v. 15, p. 5-5. 

 

MASIULIONIS, V. E.; CABELLO, MARTA N.; SEIFERT, K. A.; RODRIGUES, A.; PAGNOCCA, F. C. Escovopsis trichodermoides sp. nov., isolated from a nest of the lower attine ant Mycocepurus goeldii. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, v. 107, p. 731-740. 

 

MOREIRA, S. M.; RODRIGUES, A.; FORTI, L. C.; NAGAMOTO, N. S. Absence of the parasite Escovopsis in fungus garden pellets carried by gynes of Atta sexdens. Sociobiology, v. 62, p. 34-38.

 

REIS, B. M. S.; SILVA, A.; ALVAREZ, M. R. V.; OLIVEIRA, T. B.; RODRIGUES, A. Fungal communities in gardens of the leafcutter ant Atta cephalotes in forest and cabruca agrosystems of southern Bahia State (Brazil). Fungal Biology, p. 1170-1178. 

 

2014

ARCURI, S. L.; PAGNOCCA, F. C.; MELO, W. G. P.; NAGAMOTO, N. S.; KOMURA, D. L.; RODRIGUES, A. Yeasts found on an ephemeral reproductive caste of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, v. 106, p. 475-487. 

 

RODRIGUES, A; PASSARINI, M. R. Z. ; FERRO, M.; NAGAMOTO, N. S.; FORTI, L. C. ; BACCI, M.; SETTE, L. D.; PAGNOCCA, F. C. Fungal communities in the garden chamber soils of leaf-cutting ants. Journal of Basic Microbiology, v. 54, p. 1186-1196. 

 

MEIRELLES, L. A.; MENDES, T. D.; SOLOMON, S. E.; BUENO, O. C.; PAGNOCCA, F. C.; RODRIGUES, A. Broad Escovopsis -inhibition activity of Pseudonocardia associated witH Trachymyrmex ants. Environmental Microbiology Reports, v. 6, p. 339-345. ​

 

MELO, W. G. P.; ARCURI, S. L.; RODRIGUES, A.; MORAIS, P. B.; MEIRELLES, L. A.; PAGNOCCA, F. C. Starmerella aceti f.a., sp. nov., an ascomycetous yeast species isolated from fungus garden of the leafcutter ant Acromyrmex balzani. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, v. 64, p. 1428-1433. 

 

2013

MENDES, T. D. ; BORGES, W. S.; RODRIGUES, A.; SOLOMON, S. E.; VIEIRA, P. C. ; DUARTE, M. C. T. ; PAGNOCCA, F. C. Anti-Candida properties of Urauchimycins from Actinobacteria associated with Trachymyrmex ants. BIOMED Research International, v. 2013, p. 1-8.

 

BACCI, M.; BUENO, O, C.; RODRIGUES, A.; PAGNOCCA, F. C.; SOMERA, A. F.; SILVA, A. A metabolic pathway assembled by enzyme selection may support herbivory of leaf-cutter ants on plant starch. Journal of Insect Physiology, v. 59, p. 525-531. 

 

2012

PAGNOCCA, F. C.; MASIULIONIS, V. E.; RODRIGUES, A. Specialized fungal parasites and opportunistic fungi in gardens of attine ants. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology, v. 2012, p. 1-9.

 

2011

SOLOMON, S. E.; LOPES, C. T.; MUELLER, U. G.; RODRIGUES, A.; SOSA-CALVO, J.; SCHULTZ, T. R.  VASCONCELOS, H. Nesting biology and fungiculture of the fungus-growing ant Mycetagroicus cerradensis: new light on the origin of higher attine agriculture. Journal of Insect Science, v. 11, p. 1-14. 

 

RODRIGUES, A.; MUELLER, U. G.; ISHAK, H. D.; BACCI, M.; PAGNOCCA, F. C. Ecology of microfungal communities in gardens of fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a year-long survey of three species of attine ants in Central Texas. FEMS Microbiology, Ecology, v. 78, p. 244-255. 

 

2010

PAGNOCCA, F. C.; LEGASPE, M. F. C.; RODRIGUES, A.; RUIVO, C. C. C.; NAGAMOTO, N. S.; BACCI, M. ; FORTI, L. C. Yeasts isolated from a fungus-growing ant nest, including the description of Trichosporon chiarellii sp. nov., an anamorphic basidiomycetous yeast. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, v. 60, p. 1454-1459. 

 

MUELLER, U. G.; SCOTT, J. J. ; ISHAK, H. D.; COOPER, M.; RODRIGUES, A. Monoculture of leafcutter ant gardens. Plos One, v. 5, p. e12668.

 

2009

RODRIGUES, A.; CABLE, R. N.; MUELLER, U. G.; BACCi, M.; PAGNOCCA, F. C. Antagonistic interactions between garden yeasts and microfungal garden pathogens of leaf-cutting ants. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, v. 96, p. 331-342. 

 

2008

RODRIGUES, A.; BACCI JR., M.; MUELLER, U. G.; ORTIZ, A.; PAGNOCCA, F. C. Microfungal weeds in the leafcutter ant symbiosis. Microbial Ecology, v. 56, p. 604-614. 

 

PAGNOCCA, F. C.; RODRIGUES, A.; NAGAMOTO, N. S.; BACCI JR., M. Yeasts and filamentous fungi carried by the gynes of leaf-cutting ants. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, v. 94, p. 517-526. 

 

MUELLER, U. G.; DASH, D.; RABELING, C.; RODRIGUES, A. COEVOLUTION BETWEEN ATTINE ANTS AND ACTINOMYCETE BACTERIA: A REEVALUATION. Evolution, p. 2894-2912. 

 

2006

SILVA, A.; RODRIGUES, A.; PAGNOCCA, F. C.; BUENO, O. C.; BACCI, M. Susceptibility of the ant-cultivated fungus Leucoagaricus gongylophorus (Agaricales: Basidiomycota) towards microfungi. Mycopathologia, v. 162, p. 115-119.

 

2005

RODRIGUES, A.; PAGNOCCA, F. C. ; BUENO, O. C. ; PFENNING, L. H. ; BACCI JR., M. . Assessment of microfungi in fungus gardens free of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, v. 46, n.2, p. 329-334. 

 

RODRIGUES, A.; PAGNOCCA, F. C. ; BACCI JR., M. ; HEBLING, M. J. A. ; BUENO, O. C. ; PFENNING, L. H. . Variability of non-mutualistic filamentous fungi associated with Atta sexdens rubropilosa nests. Folia Microbiologica, v. 50, p. 421-425.