Read aloud It was already considered one of the most bizarre plants on earth, but now the pitcher plant Nepenthes bicalcarata has also proved to be a sophisticated cooperation partner. Biologists were able to show how much the carnivorous plant benefits from a unique symbiosis with a special ant species: the insects increase the nutrient supply of their "mother plant"? 200 percent, according to studies by Vincent Bazile of the Université Montpellier and his colleagues.

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