Antifungal effect of silver nanoparticles on Rickia Wasmannii Cavara (Ascomycota

Laboulbeniales) infecting Myrmica scabrinodis nylander (Formicidae) ants

W. P. Pfliegler, L. Tálas, F. Báthori, A. Tartally, I. Pócsi, G. Szemán-Nagy

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Abstract

Rickia wasmannii Cavara (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales) is an ectoparasitic fungus infecting Myrmica ants. Ant-parasitic Laboulbeniales and their interactions with the hosts have been in the focus of several studies. To assess the effects of these fungi, comparison of infected and uninfected or completely treated ants are needed. So far, treating Laboulbeniales infection was only achieved with cockroaches, but not with ants. We present a simple, yet relatively long, AgNP topical treatment that reduces or eliminates Rickia infection from Myrmica scabrinodis ants without affecting their lifespan. We discuss the possibilities of the proposed treatment in the light of the biology of Rickia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-854
Number of pages4
JournalSociobiology
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

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Keywords

  • AgNPs
  • Antimycotic
  • Ectoparasite
  • Fungal parasite
  • Treatment

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  • Insect Science

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Antifungal effect of silver nanoparticles on Rickia Wasmannii Cavara (Ascomycota : Laboulbeniales) infecting Myrmica scabrinodis nylander (Formicidae) ants. / Pfliegler, W. P.; Tálas, L.; Báthori, F.; Tartally, A.; Pócsi, I.; Szemán-Nagy, G.

In: Sociobiology, Vol. 63, No. 2, 01.06.2016, p. 851-854.

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Pfliegler, W. P. ; Tálas, L. ; Báthori, F. ; Tartally, A. ; Pócsi, I. ; Szemán-Nagy, G. / Antifungal effect of silver nanoparticles on Rickia Wasmannii Cavara (Ascomycota : Laboulbeniales) infecting Myrmica scabrinodis nylander (Formicidae) ants. In: Sociobiology. 2016 ; Vol. 63, No. 2. pp. 851-854.
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