Fig. S1 Number and classification of sequences obtained from the cuticles of large workers of Acromyrmex echinatior.


Fig. S2 Dendrograms showing clustering of samples following additional analyses with the UPGMA algorithm in mothur.

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Table S1 Description of the ant samples used.

Table S2 Phylogenetic distribution of the 27 OTUs that had a prevalence of >5% in at least one sample.

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Appendix S1 A FASTA file with the representative sequences for the 27 most abundant OTUs.

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Appendix S2 A FASTA with the representative sequences for the five Ps1 OTUs identified with a 99% similarity cut-off.


Appendix S3 FASTA files containing all 454 reads identified as Ps1 with a 97% similarity cut-off for six selected samples.


Appendix S4 Video of a 3D plot of the first three principal coordinates for each sample following a Principle Coordinates Analysis (PCoA).

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