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Amoebas that are placid, model organisms in the lab, farm bacteria and carry guards to protect their crops in the wild
In 2011, Nature announced that scientists had discovered a single-celled organism that is a primitive farmer. The organism, a social amoeba called Dictyostelium discoideum, picks up edible bacteria, carries them to new locations and harvests them like crops.
A species of amoeba -- Dictyostelium discoideum -- has shown primitive farming behavior as it travels along, according to a new study.
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