Study: Plant lures ants to fend off poor pollinators

12/3/2012 | New Scientist

A new kind of interaction between plants and ants was found by researchers after they examined the Singapore rhododendron, the first flower discovered to attract weaver ants. The interaction remains a mystery since plants commonly produce chemicals to repel insects that attack their pollinators. Researchers believe that the flower manipulates the ants' behavior to fend off poor pollinators, such as solitary bees, and lure efficient pollinators such as carpenter bees.

View Full Article in:

New Scientist

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
K-12 Teachers Needed at Int’l Schools
The International Educator
Multiple Locations
Assistant Professor of Education with Math and/or Science (STEM) Emphasis
Dean, School of Education
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Math Specialist
PCG Education
Richmond, VA
Instructional Design Specialist
Insight Education Group
Encino, CA