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Table 1 Mycelial growth (mean areas ± standard errors, in cm2) and interval of inhibition of Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, the fungus cultivated by the leafcutter ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa. T: type species of Escovopsioides nivea

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

Isolate ID Fungi CGd10 FGd10 Int-In F value P value
LESF 19 Escovopsis sp. 8.97 ± 0.07 3.43 ± 0.07 0–2 320.43 < 0.001
LESF 601 Escovopsioides nivea 8.97 ± 0.07 4.36 ± 0.12 3–5 127.26 < 0.001
LESF 590 Escovopsioides nivea 9.10 ± 0.13 5.20 ± 0.10 3–5 103.81 < 0.001
CBS 135749T Escovopsioides nivea 8.09 ± 0.13 4.37 ± 0.09 3–5 59.02 < 0.001
LESF 594 Escovopsioides nivea 9.10 ± 0.13 5.46 ± 0.12 3–5 48.56 < 0.001
LESF 595 Escovopsioides nivea 8.51 ± 0.16 4.51 ± 0.12 3–5 44.10 < 0.001
LESF 510 Escovopsioides nivea 8.20 ± 0.12 4.18 ± 0.07 3–5 44.03 < 0.001
LESF 591 Escovopsioides nivea 8.95 ± 0.16 5.87 ± 0.18 5–7 26.71 < 0.001
LESF 151 Escovopsioides nivea 8.19 ± 0.13 4.24 ± 0.11 5–7 16.26 < 0.001
LESF 603 Escovopsioides nivea 8.36 ± 0.20 4.45 ± 0.16 5–7 14.45 0.001
LESF 592 Escovopsioides nivea 8.36 ± 0.18 5.42 ± 0.17 5–7 14.26 0.001
LESF 599 Escovopsioides nivea 8.36 ± 0.18 6.00 ± 0.12 5–7 13.85 0.001
LESF 596 Escovopsioides nivea 8.36 ± 0.20 6.85 ± 0.19 7–10 0.84 0.370
LESF 602 Escovopsioides sp. 8.20 ± 0.12 6.65 ± 0.15 7–10 0.35 0.558
  1. CGd10: growth area of L. gongylophorus in the control plates at day 10; FGd10: growth area of L. gongylophorus in the presence of Escovopsioides or Escovopsis at day 10, Int-In: inhibition interval (in days). Significant differences between CGd10 and FGd10 were verified by pairwise t-test with Bonferroni correction (P < 0.01)