Morten Schiøtt

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Affiliation: University of Copenhagen
Country: Denmark

Publications

  1. pmc Leaf-cutting ant fungi produce cell wall degrading pectinase complexes reminiscent of phytopathogenic fungi
    Morten Schiøtt
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Biol 8:156. 2010
  2. pmc Laccase detoxification mediates the nutritional alliance between leaf-cutting ants and fungus-garden symbionts
    Henrik H De Fine Licht
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:583-7. 2013
  3. pmc Leucoagaricus gongylophorus uses leaf-cutting ants to vector proteolytic enzymes towards new plant substrate
    Pepijn W Kooij
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    ISME J 8:1032-40. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary transitions in enzyme activity of ant fungus gardens
    Henrik H De Fine Licht
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Evolution 64:2055-69. 2010
  5. pmc Evolutionary patterns of proteinase activity in attine ant fungus gardens
    Tatyana A Semenova
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Microbiol 11:15. 2011
  6. pmc The genome of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior suggests key adaptations to advanced social life and fungus farming
    Sanne Nygaard
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Genome Res 21:1339-48. 2011
  7. pmc Towards a molecular understanding of symbiont function: identification of a fungal gene for the degradation of xylan in the fungus gardens of leaf-cutting ants
    Morten Schiøtt
    Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Microbiol 8:40. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Differential gene expression in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants after challenges with two fungal pathogens
    Sze H Yek
    Department of Biology, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Mol Ecol 22:2173-87. 2013
  9. pmc Differences in forage-acquisition and fungal enzyme activity contribute to niche segregation in panamanian leaf-cutting ants
    Pepijn W Kooij
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 9:e94284. 2014

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Publications9

  1. pmc Leaf-cutting ant fungi produce cell wall degrading pectinase complexes reminiscent of phytopathogenic fungi
    Morten Schiøtt
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Biol 8:156. 2010
    ..Previous studies have suggested that the fecal droplets contain proteins that are produced by the fungal symbiont to pass unharmed through the digestive system of the ants, so they can enhance new fungus garden growth...
  2. pmc Laccase detoxification mediates the nutritional alliance between leaf-cutting ants and fungus-garden symbionts
    Henrik H De Fine Licht
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:583-7. 2013
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  3. pmc Leucoagaricus gongylophorus uses leaf-cutting ants to vector proteolytic enzymes towards new plant substrate
    Pepijn W Kooij
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    ISME J 8:1032-40. 2014
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary transitions in enzyme activity of ant fungus gardens
    Henrik H De Fine Licht
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Evolution 64:2055-69. 2010
    ..One of these shifts was obligate, but digestive advantages remained ambiguous, whereas the other remained facultative despite providing greater digestive efficiency...
  5. pmc Evolutionary patterns of proteinase activity in attine ant fungus gardens
    Tatyana A Semenova
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Microbiol 11:15. 2011
    ..We therefore hypothesized that fungal proteinase activity may have been under selection for efficiency and that different classes of proteinases might be involved...
  6. pmc The genome of the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex echinatior suggests key adaptations to advanced social life and fungus farming
    Sanne Nygaard
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Genome Res 21:1339-48. 2011
    ....
  7. pmc Towards a molecular understanding of symbiont function: identification of a fungal gene for the degradation of xylan in the fungus gardens of leaf-cutting ants
    Morten Schiøtt
    Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Microbiol 8:40. 2008
    ..We also measured xylanase, cellulase and proteinase activities in the fungus gardens in order to investigate the dynamics of degradation activities...
  8. doi request reprint Differential gene expression in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants after challenges with two fungal pathogens
    Sze H Yek
    Department of Biology, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Mol Ecol 22:2173-87. 2013
    ....
  9. pmc Differences in forage-acquisition and fungal enzyme activity contribute to niche segregation in panamanian leaf-cutting ants
    Pepijn W Kooij
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 9:e94284. 2014
    ..Our results suggest that species- and genus-level identities of leaf-cutting ants and habitat-specific foraging profiles may give predictable differences in the expression of fungal genes coding for decomposition enzymes. ..