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New Farmers: Salt marsh snails plow leaves, fertilize fungus

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11:00am, December 3, 2003

People and insects aren't the only creatures on the planet that can grow a fungus for dinner. A salt marsh snail works the leaves of a plant in what researchers say looks like a simple form of farming.

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