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Ants were among the world’s first farmers

Ants were among the world’s first farmers

Author: Laurel Hamers / Source: Science News FOUNDING FARMERS Leaf-cutter ants (Atta laevigata) cultivate a fungus garden in Brazil. Ant species belonging to this genus have been tending fungus gardens for some 60 million years. Fungus farmers Finding the...

How to grow toxin-free corn

How to grow toxin-free corn

Author: Elizabeth Eaton / Source: Science News GRAIN TRAINING Genetically altered corn infected with Aspergillus fungus (shown) may be able to prevent the fungus from releasing carcinogenic toxins. Corn genetically engineered to make ninjalike molecules can...

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