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Stingless bee species depend on a complex fungal community to survive

Publicado em 22 outubro 2019
A study published in PLOS ONE shows that the larvae of the Brazilian stingless bee Scaptotrigona depilis depend on interactions between three different species of fungus to complete their development and reach adulthood. The complex process of symbiosis was studied by Brazilian and US researchers as part of a Thematic Project supported by São Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study was conducted under the auspices of the FAPESP [...]