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Ants Who Farm: The Evolution of Fungal Obligate Symbiosis

By Wren Greaney, History major, Biological Sciences & Community Development minor, ’17

Author’s note:

“I started to look into entomological research as a result of learning about insect diversity in ENT100. I came across a study regarding ants’ fascinating advanced ability to cultivate fungi. I thought it was incredible that we have agriculture in common with those tiny insects, and became interested in how ants are similar to and perhaps more advanced than humans in some ways.”

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