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Degree in Biology (2010), with emphasis in microbiology, from the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal (UNFV) - Lima-Peru, and Master (2015) in Biological Sciences (area: Applied Microbiology) in the Biosciences Institute at Universidade Estadual Paulista university - UNESP, Rio Claro - SP. with a scholarship of Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico" (CNPq). During the graduation He worked at Microbiology Laboratory of UNFV with fungi associated with coffee plant's diseases, and during the Masters he worked with Laboratório de Ecologia e Sistemática de Fungos (LESF) in the Biochemistry and Microbiology Department / UNESP-Rio Claro, focusing its studies in taxonomy, systematic, phylogeny and ecology of fungi (principally with Trichoderma and Escovopsis genres) associated with attine ants' nests. Currently he is a PhD student in the Biochemistry and Microbiology Department / UNESP-Rio Claro and he is developing research in mycology area with emphasis on filamentous fungi associated with insects. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Attine ants maintain a mutualistic relationship with fungi grown for food. Parasitic fungi from the genus Escovopsis threaten the ant mutualistic partner. Despite the importance of this genus in the biological control of leaf-cutting ants (higher-attines), few studies focused in the taxonomy and systematics of Escovopsis. Recent results from our research group (Young Research Award FAPE...
Symbiotic interactions play an important role in the evolution of life and allow structuring of complex systems in nature. Multipartite symbiotic associations with microbes enabled the evolutionary success of fungus-farming 'attine' ants. These insects collect various substrates for feeding a mutualistic fungus, which is cultured as a food source for their colonies. The fungal genus Esc...
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