Making history: 60 million years of fungus-farming in ants – Department of Biology - University of Copenhagen

20 July 2016

Making history: 60 million years of fungus-farming in ants

Ants were the world’s first farmers, growing fungal crops since just after the dinosaurs died out, made possible only by reciprocal genome changes in both the farmers and their crops, reports a new study by University of Copenhagen researchers.

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