Dr. Matías J. Cafaro

Ph.D en Micología, Universidad de Kansas 

Horas de Oficina 

  • Celis 304
  • x-3608

Áreas de Interés/Especialidad

  • Micología
  • Simbiosis
  • Ecología Microbiana
  • Biorremediación


  • BIOL 6805 (Simbiosis)
  • BIOL 4901 (Problemas Especiales en Biología I)
  • BIOL 4902 (Problemas Especiales en Biología II)
  • BIOL 6990 (Tesis)

Proyectos de investigación en progreso

  • Micología
  • Ecología Microbiana
  • Biorremediación


  • 2018 Marfetan, JA, Romero, AI, Cafaro, MJ & Folgarait, PJ. New Escovopsis species from Argentina. Mycotaxon 133: 569-589.
  • 2017 Reynolds, NK, Smith, ME, Tretter, ED, Gause, J, Heeney, D, Cafaro, MJ, Smith, JF, Novak, SJ, Bourland, WA & White, MM. Resolving relationships at the animal-fungal divergence: A molecular phylogenetic study of the protist trichomycetes (Ichthyosporea, Eccrinida) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 109: 447-464.
  • 2016 Marfetan, JA, Romero, AI, Cafaro, MJ & Folgarait, PJ. Distribution of Escovopsis species in Argentina and its explanation: ant species, phytogeographical regions, site characteristics or climatic variables? Fungal ecology (submitted)
  • 2016 Urbina, H, Scofield, DG, Cafaro, MJ & Rosling, A. DNA-metabarcoding uncovers the diversity of soil-inhabiting fungi in the tropical island of Puerto Rico. Mycoscience 57(3): 217-227.
  • 2015 Hernandez Reyes, R & Cafaro, MJ. Diversity of Actinobacteria associated with Paratrechina longicornis ants in a tropical dry forest. Journal of Basic Microbiology 55: 11-21.
  • 2013 Contreras, K & Cafaro, MJ. Morphometric studies in Enterobryus luteovirgatus sp. nov. (Ichthyosporea: Eccrinales) associated with yellow-banded millipedes in Puerto Rico. Acta Protozoologica 52: 291-297.
  • 2013 Lugo, MA, Crespo EM, Cafaro, MJ & Jofre, L. Hongos asociados con dos poblaciones de Acromyrmex lobicornis (Formicidae) de San Luis, Argentina. Boletin de la Sociedad Argentina de Botanica 48(1): 5-15.
  • 2012 Hernández Roa, JJ & Cafaro, MJ. Seasonality in the level of infection by Enterobryus halophilus (Trichomycetes) in Emerita portoricensis. Mycologia 104(2): 337-344.
  • 2011 Valle, LG, White, MM & Cafaro, MJ. Dipteran-associated Harpellales from lowland and submontane tropical rain forests of Veracruz (Mexico). Mycologia 103(3): 656-673.
  • 2011 Cafaro, MJ, Poulsen, M, Little, AEF, Price, SL, Gerardo, NM, Wong, B, Stuart, AE, Larget, B, Abbot, P & Currie, CR. Specificity in the symbiotic association between fungus-growing ants and protective Pseudonocardia bacteria. Proc. R. Soc. B 278: 1814-1822.
  • 2011 Folgarait, PJ, Marfetán, JA & Cafaro, MJ. Growth and conidiation response of Escovopsis weberii against the fungal cultivar from the leaf-cutter ant Acromyrmex lundii. Environmental Entomology 40 (2): 342-349.
  • 2010 Poulsen, M, Cafaro, MJ, Erhardt, DP, Little, AEF, Gerardo, NM & Currie, CR. Variation in Pseudonocardia antibiotic defense helps govern parasite-induced morbidity in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2 (4): 534-540.
  • 2010 Valle, LG & Cafaro, MJ. Harpellales of the Dominican Republic (Hispaniola Island) and the insular effect on gut fungi. Mycologia 102 (2): 363-373.
  • 2010 Taerum, SJ, Cafaro, MJ & Currie, CR. Presence of multiparasite infections within individual colonies of leaf-cutter ants. Environmental Entomology 39 (1): 105-113.
  • 2009 Hernández Roa, JJ, Virella, CR & Cafaro, MJ. First survey of arthropod gut fungi and associates from Vieques, Puerto Rico. Mycologia 101 (6): 896-903.
  • 2008 Valle, LG, White, MM & Cafaro, MJ. Harpellales in the digestive tracts of Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera nymphs from Veracruz, Mexico. Mycologia 100 (1): 149-162.
  • 2008 Valle, LG & Cafaro, MJ. First report of Zygospores in Asellariales and new species from the Caribbean. Mycologia 100 (1): 122-131.