Symbiotic fungi alter plant chemistry that discourages leaf-cutting ants
Article first published online: 13 FEB 2013
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Volume 198, Issue 1, pages 241–251, April 2013
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Estrada, C., Wcislo, W. T. and Van Bael, S. A. (2013), Symbiotic fungi alter plant chemistry that discourages leaf-cutting ants. New Phytologist, 198: 241–251. doi: 10.1111/nph.12140
- Issue published online: 25 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 13 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 4 OCT 2012
- Smithsonian Institute Scholarly Studies Program
- Smithsonian Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship. Grant Number: NSF DEB-0949602
- Panama's Authority
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Fig. S1 Bioassay to test preferences for cucumber leaves or paper disks with leaf extracts by laboratory colonies of leaf-cutting ants (Atta colombica).
Fig. S2 Chemical composition of volatile mixtures of ant-cut leaf pieces.
Fig. S3 Chemical composition of chloroform extracts of leaf surfaces.
Fig. S4 Plots of the amount of micronutrients, macronutrients and aluminum (Al) in Cucumis sativus leaves against the estimated density of Colletotrichum tropicale in sampled plants.
Table S1 Composition of volatile compounds detected in ant-cut leaf pieces of Cucumis sativus sampled with solid-phase microextraction (SPME)
Table S2 Composition of chloroform extracts of Cucumis sativus leaf surfaces