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2010-09-21 21:55:09

In the complex world of ant-plant partnerships, serial monogamy can help trees maximize their evolutionary fitness, a new University of Florida study shows. Trees that sequentially partner with multi-species sets of ants produce more offspring than trees that maintain a lifelong association with any single ant "” even when those sets include ant species that appear to harm the tree, said Todd Palmer, a UF biology professor. The study has broad implications because many of the world's...

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2008-01-11 10:30:00

The term "circle of life" may ring more true than some would think. For years, scientists have been studying the decline in large herbivores in Africa, and ten years ago, they decided to find out the effect of that decline on plant life.The African acacia tree, a thorny African shrub has been providing food and shelter to aggressive biting ants for years. These ants, in turn protect the trees by attacking large herbivores and other animals that try and eat their leaves. This practice, called...


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ambsace
  • Bad luck; misfortune.
  • The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing.
The word 'ambsace' comes from a Latin word meaning 'both'.