Ants or Plants? Evolutionary Diversification Factors of Aphids

April 16, 2020 | Biology

For your daily Biology news, Lab.Equipment has handpicked this interesting article from Phys.Org for you:

Plant-feeding insect aphids are thought to have diversified by shifting their host plants to other closely related plant species. However, the aphid Stomaphis established not only association with host plants but also mutualistic relationships with ants. A research team examined the relative importance of host plants and mutualistic partners in their diversification and found an unusual evolutionary pattern in aphids.... Want to read more? Visit the Phys.Org​ Blog.

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