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Ulrich Mueller and Leafcutter Ants: A Story of Co-Evolution

Ulrich Mueller visits leafcutter ant colonies at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory and reflects on what fascinates him about the ants and their co-evolutionary relationship to the fungus species they farm.

Mueller, a professor of integrative biology in the College of Natural Sciences, has spent most of his professional life delving deep into the evolutionary history of leafcutter ants, a species that evolved the ability to cultivate crops tens of millions of years before humans developed agriculture. 


Dan was publications editor for the College of Natural Sciences from 2006-2013. He is now communications manager for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

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    Fred Thompson Thursday, November 07, 2013

    Such a waste of time and mental energy spent on fighting the straw men out there who believe in creation. Most of us can get along with both Creation and Evolution. Amazed this thing is still going on.
    Fred Thompson '62 Zoology

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