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Carnivorous plant has entered into a symbiosis with ants

antsA mutually beneficial cooperation between the dwelling on the ants Components Schmitt Borneo and nepenthes carnivorous plants found Biologists. This is the first known case of mutual ism between insects and insectivorous plants. The work of scientists published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Nepenthe inhabits nutrient-poor peat bogs and forced to obtain nitrogen and other elements of the insects that fall into a kind of a pitcher with digestive enzymes. It turns out that this plant helps other predatory insects – ants.
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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Nature

 

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