Study Reveals Classic Symbiotic Relationship Between Ants, Bacteria

Study Reveals Classic Symbiotic Relationship Between Ants, Bacteria: "Writing today in the journal Science, an international team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison bacteriologist Cameron Currie illustrates the intricate and ancient nature of this mutualistic relationship. The researchers found that the ants house the bacteria in specialized, highly adapted cavities and nourish them with glandular secretions-an indication that the ants, bacteria, fungus and parasites have likely been evolving together for tens of millions of years."

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