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Fungi slay insects and feed host plants

12:50pm, April 4, 2001

For some plants, a nitrogen-rich diet from dead matter in soil just isn't enough. Researchers from the University of Guelph in Ontario are discovering that these plants also rob nitrogen from the flesh of tiny soil-dwelling insects. But instead of doing the job themselves, the plants rely on fungal partners in crime.

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