Tag - symbiosis

The cost of hosting ants

The cost of hosting ants

Hosting ants confers effective protection against herbivores, and swollen, hollow stems functioning as domatia have evolved many times in plants. Blatrix et al.ย study the allometry of stem secondary growth in Leonardoxa...

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The ultimate packed lunch?

Image: Scott Camazine/Wikimedia Commons. Heterotrophy is so time-consuming: find prey, stalk prey, catch prey, consume preyโ€ฆ Preying all of the day and all of the night in some cases. How much more straightforward if...