Atta cephalotes

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Alias: Atta cephalotes (Linnaeus, 1758)

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  1. Marsh S, Poulsen M, Gorosito N, Pinto Tomás A, Masiulionis V, Currie C. Association between Pseudonocardia symbionts and Atta leaf-cutting ants suggested by improved isolation methods. Int Microbiol. 2013;16:17-25 pubmed
    ..we explore whether improving culturing techniques can allow for successful isolation of Pseudonocardia from Atta cephalotes leaf-cutting ants...
  2. Suen G, Teiling C, Li L, Holt C, Abouheif E, Bornberg Bauer E, et al. The genome sequence of the leaf-cutter ant Atta cephalotes reveals insights into its obligate symbiotic lifestyle. PLoS Genet. 2011;7:e1002007 pubmed publisher
    ..To begin uncovering the genomic underpinnings of this system, we sequenced the genome of Atta cephalotes using 454 pyrosequencing...
  3. Pattrick J, Labonte D, Federle W. Scaling of claw sharpness: mechanical constraints reduce attachment performance in larger insects. J Exp Biol. 2018;221: pubmed publisher
    ..with body size using four insect species (Nauphoeta cinerea, Gromphadorhina portentosa, Atta cephalotes and Carausius morosus) each covering a large size range...
  4. Knowlton E, Kamath A. Ants Do Not Traverse the Silk of Adult Female Nephila clavipes (Linnaeus) Webs. Neotrop Entomol. 2018;47:780-785 pubmed publisher
    ..We found that predatory army ants (Eciton burchellii Westwood) as well as non-predatory leaf-cutting ants (Atta cephalotes Linnaeus and Acromyrmex volcanus Wheeler) avoided adult N...
  5. Casas Reátegui R, Pawera L, Villegas Panduro P, Polesny Z. Beetles, ants, wasps, or flies? An ethnobiological study of edible insects among the Awajún Amerindians in Amazonas, Peru. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2018;14:53 pubmed publisher
    ..The Awajún people use at least 12 insect species, with Rhynchophorus palmarum, Atta cephalotes, and Rhinostomus barbirostris being the most important ones...
  6. Aylward F, Currie C, Suen G. The Evolutionary Innovation of Nutritional Symbioses in Leaf-Cutter Ants. Insects. 2012;3:41-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the genome sequences of the leaf-cutter ants Atta cephalotes and Acromyrmex echinatior have provided key insights into how this symbiosis has shaped the evolution of ..
  7. Rodríguez J, Montoya Lerma J, Calle Z. Effect of Tithonia diversifolia mulch on Atta cephalotes (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) nests. J Insect Sci. 2015;15: pubmed publisher
    ..Gray (Asterales: Asteraceae) foliage on workers of Atta cephalotes L. and inhibitory effects of this plant on the growth of the symbiotic fungus Leucoagaricus gongylophorus (A...
  8. Stephan J, Wirth R, Leal I, Meyer S. Spatially Heterogeneous Nest-Clearing Behavior Coincides with Rain Event in the Leaf-Cutting Ant Atta cephalotes (L.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Neotrop Entomol. 2015;44:123-8 pubmed publisher
    ..and spatial distribution of this nest-clearing behavior by transplanting Licania tomentosa seedlings on Atta cephalotes (Linnaeus) nest mounds in the Atlantic forest in northeast Brazil and documented defoliation patterns by the ..
  9. Engsontia P, Sangket U, Robertson H, Satasook C. Diversification of the ant odorant receptor gene family and positive selection on candidate cuticular hydrocarbon receptors. BMC Res Notes. 2015;8:380 pubmed publisher
    ..We annotated the Or genes from the genome sequences of two leaf-cutter ants, Acromyrmex echinatior and Atta cephalotes (385 and 376 putative functional genes, respectively)...

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  1. Reis B, Silva A, Alvarez M, Oliveira T, Rodrigues A. Fungal communities in gardens of the leafcutter ant Atta cephalotes in forest and cabruca agrosystems of southern Bahia State (Brazil). Fungal Biol. 2015;119:1170-1178 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we assessed alien fungal communities in colonies of Atta cephalotes. Fungus garden fragments were sampled from colonies in the Atlantic Rainforest and in a cabruca agrosystem in ..
  2. Freeman B, Chaves Campos J. Branch Width and Height Influence the Incorporation of Branches into Foraging Trails and Travel Speed in Leafcutter Ants Atta cephalotes (L.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Neotrop Entomol. 2016;45:258-64 pubmed publisher
    Fallen branches are often incorporated into Atta cephalotes (L.) foraging trails to optimize leaf tissue transport rates and economize trail maintenance. Recent studies in lowlands show laden A...
  3. Pantoja Pulido K, Colmenares Dulcey A, Isaza Martínez J. New caffeic acid derivative from Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray butanolic extract and its antioxidant activity. Food Chem Toxicol. 2017;109:1079-1085 pubmed publisher
    ..for insect control such as leaf-cutting ants, have revealed repellent and insecticidal activity against Atta cephalotes. The different biological activities of T...
  4. Zhukova M, Sapountzis P, Schiøtt M, Boomsma J. Diversity and Transmission of Gut Bacteria in Atta and Acromyrmex Leaf-Cutting Ants during Development. Front Microbiol. 2017;8:1942 pubmed publisher
    ..dominant symbionts from the egg to adult stage in the leaf-cutting ants Acromyrmex echinatior and Atta cephalotes, which are both important functional herbivores in the New World tropics...
  5. Wells R, Murphy S, Moran M. Habitat Modification by the Leaf-Cutter Ant, Atta cephalotes, and Patterns of Leaf-Litter Arthropod Communities. Environ Entomol. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we examined the indirect effects of the LCA Atta cephalotes L. on the leaf-litter arthropod community...
  6. Juliant S, Harduin Lepers A, Monjaret F, Catieau B, Violet M, Cérutti P, et al. The α1,6-fucosyltransferase gene (fut8) from the Sf9 lepidopteran insect cell line: insights into fut8 evolution. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e110422 pubmed publisher
    ..This feature suggests that the observed intron losses and gains may be linked to evolutionary innovations, such as the appearance of new orders. ..
  7. Privman E, Wurm Y, Keller L. Duplication and concerted evolution in a master sex determiner under balancing selection. Proc Biol Sci. 2013;280:20122968 pubmed publisher
    ..In particular, there was strong support for inter-locus recombination between the paralogues of the ant Atta cephalotes. In the five species where the location of paralogues is known, they are adjacent to each other in four cases ..
  8. Zhang Z, Zhu S. Comparative genomics analysis of five families of antimicrobial peptide-like genes in seven ant species. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;38:262-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Our work not only enlarges the insect AMP resource, but also sheds light on the complexity and dynamic evolution of AMPs in ants...
  9. Gruber C, Muttenthaler M. Discovery of defense- and neuropeptides in social ants by genome-mining. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32559 pubmed publisher
    ..we devised a genome-mining approach to identify defense- and neuropeptides in the genomes of social ants from Atta cephalotes (leaf-cutter ant), Camponotus floridanus (carpenter ant) and Harpegnathos saltator (basal genus)...