Lecture: Chasing Ants (And Their Microbes) in the Rainforest


Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Microbes play critical roles in the biology and health of human beings, but we are not the only species that benefits from intimate relationships with microbes. Ants, for instance, rely on the microbial communities living in their guts to process food and make strong armor.

Corrie Moreau will discuss this unique aspect of ant biology and what it tells us about the diversity and dominance of ants in terrestrial ecosystems, the evolutionary history of social insects, and the broad-scale evolutionary patterns of life.

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