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Contact: Dr. Wilhelm Boland
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Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Comparison of Leaves

Caption: Leaves of Acacia hindsii plants colonized by mutualistic (left) or parasitic ants (right). Plants associated with the mutualistic ant species Pseudomyrmex ferrugineus are visibly healthier than their neighbors.

Credit: Marcia González-Teuber / Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

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