Molecular basis for ant 'bodyguard' behaviour

Event date: Friday, September 22, 2017, from 10:01 AM to 10:01 AM

ants feeding tube
Ants feed on a solution containing a PKG activator (photo by G.A. Miller)

What makes some ants better 'bodyguards' than others? Megan Frederickson and colleagues have demonstrated a molecular basis for ants acting as 'bodyguards' for plants in the Peruvian Amazon.

Read the news article at U of T News.

Read the paper at Proceedings of the Royal Society B.