Friday, December 05, 2003

Fungal farming in a snail (PNAS Online): "Silliman and Newell show that Littoraria irrorata snails, which graze fungus-infected wounds on live marsh grass, primarily do so not to feed but to prepare substrate for fungal growth and consume invasive fungi. These results provide a case of fungus farming in the marine environment and outside the class Insecta with its known three terrestrial lineages."


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