Ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases

Source: Science Daily

New research shows that ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases. The small insects secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of bacteria that secrete antibiotics. It is probably these substances that inhibit a number of different diseases and researchers now hope to find biological pesticides that may conquer resistant plant diseases.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191017075546.htm