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(NRP-220) Fungus-growing ants

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Fungus-growing ants
Matt Hutchings, University of East Anglia

Leafcutter ants Acromyrmex octospinosus feeding rose petals to their symbiotic food fungus Leucoagaricus gongylophorus. Scientists on the Norwich Research Park study these ants to discover how animals form symbioses with beneficial bacteria.

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