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Fig. 3 | BMC Microbiology

Fig. 3

From: Escovopsioides as a fungal antagonist of the fungus cultivated by leafcutter ants

Fig. 3

Fungus gardens of Atta sexdens rubropilosa treated with Escovopsoides conidia. (a) Ant-free fungus gardens and (b) Fungus gardens with ant workers. Light gray bars: treatments after 5 days. Dark grey bars: treatments after 10 days. The y-axis indicates relative growth of Escovopsioides (a) and damage (in %) on fungus gardens (b). Values are means ± standard errors of proportions of the scores in the different treatments. * and ** indicates significant damage on fungus gardens with workers P ≤ 0.05 and P ≤ 0.01, respectively. ESCO: Escovopsis sp. LESF 19 was used for comparison. T: type species of Escovopsioides nivea; C-: negative control. L followed by numbers refers to the LESF Ids listed in Table 3

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