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What Farming Ants Can Teach Us About Bioenergy Leaf Cutter Ants

What Farming Ants Can Teach Us About Bioenergy Leaf Cutter Ants

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A leaf-cutter ant foraging trail. These ants can form foraging trails in the rainforest that are hundreds of meters long containing thousands of workers.

Leaf-cutter ants carry leaves

The leaf-cutters are also particular about what they will gather as well, says Sean Brady, a Smithsonian entomologist and one of Schultz's collaborators at ...

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The superpowers of Costa Rica′s leaf-cutter ant | Global Ideas | DW | 05.04.2016

Leafcutter ants, the tiny red dots known for carrying green leaves as they march through

Bacteria Tend Leafcutter Ants' Gardens

They are farmers, doctors and amazingly adept traffic engineers. Leaf-cutter ants have been practiving the good life for millions of years. What do they ...

Photo by Matthew Wisniewski (Right) Leaf-cutter ants carrying fresh plant material to their fungus farm.

LeafCutter Ants at Camp Grady Spruce!! Very neat !!!

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Leafcutter Ant Carrying Leaf With Guard Protecting Worker, Costa Rica by Steve Gettle Pictures Of

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Exploring bugs and bioenergy: Gina Lewin's path to the Currie Lab

How Leafcutter Ants Evolved From Farmers Into Cows

A leaf-cutting ant in Cameron Currie's lab tends to a garden of fungi, one of the oldest models of farming known. Bioenergy ...

... the cellulose in plant material is rare in Streptomyces bacteria, except in strains that live alongside insects — honeybees, leaf-cutter ants (above), ...

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Leafcutter Ant in Panama -these guys work pretty darn hard. As many as 8 million may live in a single colony!

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A worker ant carries a pupa.

Plant polymer degradation in the leaf-cutter ant gardens: the fungus, Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, plays a dominant role in breaking down cellulose, lignin, ...

Fire ant mounds are common along fence lines where they are protected from grass-cutting

Life Lessons We Can Learn From Ants

The largest ants cut leaves, which they haul back to their colonies and make fungus, which they eat. Cutting leaves stimulates plant growth and enriches the ...

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Leaf Cutter Ants

Studies of bacteria on leaf-cutting ants could yield new antibiotics.M. MOFFETT/FLPA

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Bacteria Tend Leafcutter Ants' Gardens

the complex interactions of beetles, mites, two fungi and a bacterium

Impostor Silverfish Rub up on Adolescent Ants to Create Their Smelly Disguises

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Leaf-cutter ant colony established in the laboratory of JJ Boomsma (University of Copenhagen

Costa Rica's strict environmental policies have forced farmers to abandon orange plantations too close to national parks

Observe the ants cutting and carrying leaves to feed the symbiotic fungus they farm ...

Newly discovered wasp species, with dead ants in walls of its nest

leaf-cutter nests may harbor ants in the millions

Metagenomic and metaproteomic insights into bacterial communities in leaf-cutter ant fungus gardens | The ISME Journal

Leaf Cutter Ants

Cameron Currie: The Ant Man

Ants can find their way home walking backwards, but they have to peek first

( a, b ) Leaf-cutter ants forage on large quantities

Thirteen new ant species discovery in Hong Kong

Leafcutter ants, native to Central and South America, can't digest the leaves

Michael Branstetter with a pile of leaf litter at the Parque Nacional Cerro Saslaya, Nicaragua

Workers of Leafcutter Ants (Atta sp.) carrying freshly-cut pieces of leaves

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Leaf-cutter ants- Wikipedia

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Without predators, leaf-cutter ants can decimate a forest.

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11 Leaf-cutter Ant Symbiosis

Differences in forage diversity between leaf-cutting ant species (nested within genera),

Leaf Cutter Ants

Bioprospecting for Cellulose-degrading Microbes: Filter Paper Assay Method

Table 4 Partial list of CAZymes identified in the leaf-cutter ant.

Super-strong ant shows its power by lifting body of creature twice its size

Bing Image Archive: Leafcutter ants in Boca Tapada, Costa Rica (© Bence Mate/Visuals Unlimited/Corbis)(Bing United States)

A leaf-cutter ant clears obstruction from foraging trail

... opening plot to a made-for-TV horror flick: Global warming renders an Arctic land bridge habitable, spurring a race of “monstrously big ants” to blaze a ...

Fungus gardening ants are a monophyletic group; 29.

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(Leafcutter ants bring leaves to the fungi (left) and then carry the fruiting bodies back (right). Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Bandwagonman, ...

By Travis Kuhn, Spring Valley Farms There are a lot of things to be learned in a classroom, but there is no substitute for experience.

Leaf Cutter Ants

Ants in Currie's lab navigate their plastic environment just as they would in the wild, carrying leaves back to a vast spongy garden of fungus, which ...

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Metagenomic and metaproteomic insights into bacterial communities in leaf-cutter ant fungus gardens | The ISME Journal

Table 5 A subset of bacterial proteins identified in leaf-cutter ant.

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Leaf cutter ants and other invertebrates generate new antimicrobials with novel chemistry. @ISHAM_Mycology @eurconfmedmycol @MRCcmmpic.twitter.com/ ...

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Ants in Currie's lab navigate their plastic environment just as they would in the wild, carrying leaves back to a vast spongy garden of fungus, which ...

Metagenomic and metaproteomic insights into bacterial communities in leaf-cutter ant fungus gardens | The ISME Journal

New Montana ant species emerge from 46-million-year-old rock

The fungus-growing ant symbiosis is a model system for studying the ecology and evolution

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Rainforest in Costa Rica. Leaf-cutter ants can ...

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