Pseudonocardia are part of a family of bacteria that make antibiotics. People use antibiotics from these bacteria¬—and so do ants. Leaf-cutter ants farm fungus by feeding it leaves. But a pest called Escovopsis attacks the crops. Luckily, Pseudonocardia grow in the ants’ bodies. Antibiotics from the bacteria stop the pest. This keeps the ants’ food safe.
No one has provided updates yet.