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Table 2 Presence of Escovopsioides in fungus gardens of Atta sexdens rubropilosa after 0, 5 and 10 days of treatment with conidia of this fungus. The values are means ± standard errors of garden fragments with conidia on a scale of percentage, with 0 (no conidia present on garden fragments) to 100 (conidia present on all garden fragments). Data followed by different letters are significantly different between treatments in the same day (P ≤ 0.05). Escovopsis sp. LESF 19 was used for comparison. T: type species of Escovopsioides nivea

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

Isolates Day 0 Day 5 Day 10
Control 0a 0 a 0a
LESF 596 100b 48.27 ± 14.79 b,c 44.82 ± 13.53c,d
LESF 599 100b 73.91 ± 22.75c,d 26.08 ± 9.52b,c
LESF 602 100b 33.33 ± 8.78b 4.76 ± 4.76a,b
LESF 590 100b 103.57 ± 3.57f 71.42 ± 14.28d
LESF 595 100b 84 ± 7.48d,e 60 ± 17.12d
LESF 151 100b 100f 70 ± 16.93*
LESF 510 100b 100f 16.66 ± 16.66*
LESF 592 100b 93.33 ± 6.66d,e,f 33.33 ± 15.20*
LESF 594 100b 82.14 ± 8.60d,e 46.42 ± 20.26*
LESF 601 100b 96.66 ± 3.33e,f 10 ± 10*
LESF 603 100b 100f 70 ± 10*
CBS 135749T 100b 100f 20 ± 10.32*
Escovopsis sp. LESF 19 100b 100f 100*
  1. *Values not considered in the analysis, since they refer to Escovopsioides growth in waste material, not from the fungus garden