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(NRP-175) Acromyrmex octospinosus leafcutter ant

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Acromyrmex octospinosus leafcutter ant
Matt Hutchings, University of East Anglia
NRP-175

Leafcutter ants are being studied by scientists on the Norwich Research Park who are looking for new sources of antibiotics. These ants collect plant material and feed it to a symbiotic fungus, which they use as the sole food source for their larvae.

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