PNNL: Bacteria Tend Leafcutter Ants' Gardens; Knowledge Could Improve Biofuel Production

Source: PNNL Press Release, March 1, 2012.

Known for carrying green leaves as they march through tropical forests, leafcutter ants also cultivate underground gardens of fungi and bacteria. New PNNL research about the roles bacteria play in those gardens could eventually help scientists turn plants into biofuel.

Read the press release here.