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Author Gao, H.; Grüschow, S.; Barke, J.; Seipke, R.F.; Hill, L.M.; Orivel, J.; Yu, D.W.; Hutchings, M.; Goss, R.J.M.
Title Filipins: The first antifungal “weed killers” identified from bacteria isolated from the trap-ant Type Journal Article
Year 2014 Publication RSC Advances Abbreviated Journal RSC Adv.
Volume 4 Issue 100 Pages 57267-57270
Keywords Anti-fungal
Abstract Allomerus ants ensure that they have sufficient nitrogen in their diet by trapping and consuming other insects. In order to construct their traps, like the more extensively studied leaf cutter ants, they employ fungal farming. Pest management within these fungal cultures has been speculated to be due to the ants' usage of actinomycetes capable of producing antifungal compounds, analogous to the leafcutter ant mutualism. Here we report the first identification of a series of antifungal compounds, the filipins, and their associated biosynthetic genes isolated from a bacterium associated with this system.
Address State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of ZoologyKunming, Yunnan, China
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Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry Place of Publication Editor
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ISSN 20462069 (Issn) ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes Export Date: 20 November 2014; Coden: Rscac; Correspondence Address: Goss, R.J.M.; School of Chemistry, University of St. AndrewsUnited Kingdom; Funding Details: 311848, EC, European Commission Approved no
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