Friday, September 03, 2010

Ants save trees from elephants

Ants on a whistling-thorn tree
Image: Todd Palmer
Commentary from  The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences:
"Ants known to defend certain species of Acacia trees from elephant predation deter the massive herbivores so effectively that they are impacting entire savanna ecosystems, according to a study published online today (2nd September) in Current Biology. "

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