The Microbials discuss how ambrosia beetles utilize ethanol to farm fungi, and how cleaved cochlin protein sequesters bacteria in the inner ear to preserve hearing function.
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- Ambrosia beetles, ethanol, and farmed fungi (PNAS)
- Cleaved cochlin protects the inner ear (Cell Host Microbe)
- Importance of flossing (ADA)
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