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Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study shows

20:00 EDT 22 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of Edinburgh) Some flowering crops, such as beans and cotton, carefully manage the amount and sweetness of nectar produced on their flowers and leaves, to recruit colonising ants which deter herbivores. This strategy balances their needs for defence and reproduction.

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