A Carnivorous Plant Fed by Its Ant Symbiont: A Unique Multi-Faceted Nutritional Mutualism

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Scarcity of essential nutrients has led plants to evolve alternative nutritional strategies, such as myrmecotrophy (ant-waste-derived nutrition) and carnivory (invertebrate predation). The carnivorous plant Nepenthes bicalcarata grows in the Bornean peatswamp forests and is believed to have a mutualistic relationship with its symbiotic ant Camponotus… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036179

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@inproceedings{Bazile2012ACP, title={A Carnivorous Plant Fed by Its Ant Symbiont: A Unique Multi-Faceted Nutritional Mutualism}, author={Vincent Bazile and Jonathan A Moran and Gilles Le Mogu{\'e}dec and David J. Marshall and Laurence Gaume}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2012} }