​Laboratory of Fungal Ecology and Systematics

Mariana de Oliveira Barcoto



Biological Sciences (São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil), 2011-2015.



Applied Microbiology (UNESP - São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil), 2015-2017.


Research interest:

I am interested in highlight the function of the bacterial community present in Attine fungus gardens regarding  the ant-fungus symbiosis. Particularly, the main goal of my research is to compare the metabolic potential of the bacterial microbiome from two different fungiculture systems practiced by attine ants.


E-mail: m.barcoto@hotmail.com