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dc.contributor.CRUESPUniversidade Estadual de Campinaspt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.titleNatural History and Ecological Correlates of Fungus-Growing Ants (Formicidae: Attini) in the Neotropical Cerrado Savannapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorLeal, IRpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorSilva, PSDpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, PSpt_BR
unicamp.author.emailpso@unicamp.brpt_BR
unicamp.authorOliveira, Paulo S. Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Biol Anim, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP, Brazilpt_BR
unicamp.authorLeal, Inara R. Univ Estadual Campinas, Programa Posgrad Ecol, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP, Brazilpt_BR
unicamp.authorSilva, Paulo S. D. Univ Estadual Sudoeste Bahia, Lab Biossistemat Anim, BR-45700000 Itapetinga, BA, Brazilpt_BR
dc.subjectattine antspt_BR
dc.subjectcolony sizept_BR
dc.subjectdemographic attributespt_BR
dc.subjectnest architecturept_BR
dc.subjectworker morphometrypt_BR
dc.subject.wosNest Architecturept_BR
dc.subject.wosMycocepurus-smithiipt_BR
dc.subject.wosColony Sizept_BR
dc.subject.wosHymenopterapt_BR
dc.subject.wosBiologypt_BR
dc.subject.wosBrazilpt_BR
dc.subject.wosEmerypt_BR
dc.subject.wosAgriculturept_BR
dc.subject.wosVegetationpt_BR
dc.subject.wosDemographypt_BR
dc.description.abstractFungus-growing ants (Formicidae: Attini) comprise a diverse and ecologically important group in Neotropical habitats. Compared with leaf-cutters, however, relatively little is known about the biology of less conspicuous attine species. Here, we compare nest size and structure, colony size and demographic composition, and worker size and polymorphism among the genera Cyphomyrmex, Mycetarotes, Mycocepurus, Myrmicocrypta, Sericomyrmex, and Trachymyrmex. In total, 25 ant colonies (one species per genus) were investigated at one site in the Brazilian savanna. Results indicate a consistent variation in nest size and structural complexity (architecture), colony and worker size, and a tendency to polymorphism among the studied genera. In addition, nest mound volume was found to be a good predictor of both worker number and volume of the fungus garden. Based on morphometric analyses, Sericomyrmex and Trachymyrmex together formed a distinct group from the other genera. The transition from the ancestral agricultural system toward the derived leaf-cutting habit also is followed by remarkable changes in nest size and architecture, colony size, and worker size and polymorphism. Our results support other recent studies that consider Sericomyrmex and Trachymyrmex as possessing transitional habits, distinct both from species that cultivate fungus by using mostly nonplant items (insect feces and corpses) as well as from typical leaf-cutters Atta and Acromyrmex. This is the first study to detect correlations of nest traits with worker number and size of fungus garden in the less conspicuous attines. Results highlight the importance of combining data on natural history and morphometry to understand the evolutionary history of fungus-growing ants.pt
dc.description.noteo TEXTO COMPLETO DESTE ARTIGO, ESTARÁ DISPONÍVEL À PARTIR DE AGOSTO DE 2015.pt
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals Of The Entomological Society Of Americapt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofabbreviationAnn. Entomol. Soc. Am.pt_BR
dc.publisher.cityLanhampt_BR
dc.publisher.countryEUApt_BR
dc.publisherEntomological Soc Amerpt_BR
dc.date.issued2011pt_BR
dc.date.monthofcirculationSEPpt_BR
dc.identifier.citationAnnals Of The Entomological Society Of America. Entomological Soc Amer, v. 104, n. 5, n. 901, n. 908, 2011.pt_BR
dc.language.isoenpt_BR
dc.description.volume104pt_BR
dc.description.issuenumber5pt_BR
dc.description.firstpage901pt_BR
dc.description.lastpage908pt_BR
dc.rightsembargopt_BR
dc.sourceWeb of Sciencept_BR
dc.identifier.issn0013-8746pt_BR
dc.identifier.wosidWOS:000294498700006pt_BR
dc.identifier.doi10.1603/AN11067pt_BR
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)pt_BR
dc.description.sponsorshipFundo de Apoio ao Ensinopt_BR
dc.description.sponsorshipa Pesquisa e Extensaopt_BR
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)pt_BR
dc.description.sponsorshipCoordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)pt_BR
dc.description.sponsorship1Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)pt_BR
dc.description.sponsorship1Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)pt_BR
dc.description.sponsorship1Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)pt_BR
dc.description.sponsordocumentnumberCNPq [301853/2009-6]pt
dc.description.sponsordocumentnumberFAPESP [08/54058-1]pt
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