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Digestive enzymes in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) : a short review

  1. 1. 0327322 - BC-A 2010 RIV CZ eng C - Konferenční příspěvek (zahraniční konf.)
    Šustr, Vladimír - Schlick-Steiner, B.C. - Steiner, F. M.
    Digestive enzymes in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) : a short review.
    Contributions to Soil Zoology in Central Europe III. Proceedings of the 9th Central European Workshop on Soil Zoology. České Budějovice: Institute of Soil Biology BC AS CR, 2009, s. 157-161. ISBN 978-80-86525-13-6.
    [Contributions to Soil Zoology in Central Europe III. Central European Workshop on Soil Zoology /9./. České Budějovice (CZ), 17.04.2007-20.04.2007]
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60660521
    Klíčová slova: bark * ciliates * decaying wood mass
    Kód oboru RIV: EH - Ekologie - společenstva

    The literature data on the digestive enzymes present in different taxonomic groups of ants are reviewed and their patterns of occurrence across the various groups are tested. Data are available on 32 digestive enzymes from 62 ant species from 15 tribes belonging to seven subfamilies (Dolichoderinae, Ecitoninae, Formicinae, Myrmicinae, Paraponerinae, Ponerinae, and Pseudomyrmecinae). Leaf-cutter ants (Myrmicinae, higher Attini) are the best-investigated group. Nearly all analysed enzymes were present in all the species investigated, irrespective of taxonomic group. The only significant difference across taxonomic groups concerns enzymes that attack plant structural polysaccharides (cellulases, pectinase, xylanase). These were more frequent in leaf-cutter ants than in other groups. To detect potential additional differences between groups differing in their feeding habits, more comprehensive qualitative data acquisition will be necessary.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0174162