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Carnivorous plants rely on the services and wastes of a symbiotic ant for nutrition

In a mutualistic relationship between an ant species and a carnivorous plant, the ants contribute to both prey capture and prey digestion of their host-plant and provide significant amounts of nutrients derived from their wastes. This offers the plant distinct growth advantages, according to research published May 9 in the open access journal PLoS ONE....

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Source: PhysOrg - Wednesday, 9 May, 2012


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