Ants with armour

Ants with armour

Scientists have discovered another clue to the evolutionary success of leaf-cutter ants: they have biomineral armour, the first time this has been discovered in insects.

The calcite biomineral has been extremely important in animal evolution, according to Cameron Currie from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, senior author of a study published in the journal Nature Communications.


Published by Cosmos.

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