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Chemical profile of ants adapts rapidly

The bodies of ants and other insects are covered with a thin, wax-like layer that protects them from desiccation and enables them to exchange information, in social insects, for instance, to differentiate between enemies ...

dateAug 11, 2017 in Evolution
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Adapting to changes in partner abundance

Many ant species live in often highly specific symbiotic relationships with plants from which both partners benefit. LMU researchers now reveal that such selective interactions can break down over the course of evolution.

dateMar 27, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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