How plants evolved to make ants their servants

Source: ScienceDaily

Plants have evolved ways to make ants defend them from attacks and spread their seeds, and this new study shows how it happened. In a new study breaking down the genetic history of 1,700 species of ants and 10,000 plant genera, researchers found that the long history of ant and plant co-evolution started with ants foraging on plants and plants responding by evolving ant-friendly traits.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181112191701.htm