​Laboratory of Fungal Ecology and Systematics

Maria Jesus Sutta Martiarena 

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Biological Sciences (Federico Villarreal National University), 2006-2010.



Environmental and Agricultural Microbiology (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil), 2014-2016.



Applied Microbiology (UNESP - São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil), 2018-present.


Research interest:

My main interests are in bacterial ecology, understanding the mechanisms of bacterial-fungal interaction and how it influences in the biology of fungi. My PhD project focuses in the beneficial bacterial-fungal interactions in attine ants’ gardens. This is a unique system led by multidirectional networks of microbial cooperation with the purpose of successful culture Leucoagaricus spp., the fungus that ants cultivate for food.


E-mail: majesumat@gmail.com