- Research Grants
Eduardo Afonso da Silva Junior in research grants and scholarships supported by FAPESP.
|News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the researcher|
|Scientists explore ant microbiota in search of new drugs|
Over 10 million years ago, the leaf-cutting ants provide fresh plant material for fungi that they cultivate for food. Various microorganisms can parasitize their nests, and ants developed a series of defenses against these invaders. However, these defense mechanisms are not effective against specialized garden-parasite fungi of the genus Escovopsis. These insects have associated with ot...
The leaf-cutting ants provide fresh plant material for fungi that they cultivate for food in gardens inside their nests. These ants have associated with bacteria that produce antibiotics to protect their colonies against invaders. The natural products produced by these bacteria were selected by ants during thousands of years of evolution and may be useful for drug discovery. In this ong...
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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
JUNIOR, Eduardo Afonso da Silva. Estudos de metabolismo in vitro de produtos naturais: biotransformação microbiana da piplartina. 2013. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto. (11/01404-2)
JUNIOR, Eduardo Afonso da Silva. Produtos naturais de micro-organismos associados aos ninhos da formiga cortadeira Atta sexdens rubropilosa. 2017. Tese (Doutorado) – Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto. (12/24204-1)