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Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (14): 2540–2547.
Published: 15 July 2014
... gardens to digest starch, pectin, xylan, cellulose and casein. Gardens exhibited higher amylase and pectinase activities when A. texana ants cultivated Attamyces compared with Trachymyces fungi, consistent with enzymatic specialization. In contrast, gardens showed comparable amylase and pectinase...
Includes: Supplementary data