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Science  11 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5860, pp. 146-147
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5860.146b

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On page 192 of this week's issue of Science, ecologists reveal that the partnership between acacia trees and the helper ants that fend off intruders for them in East Africa falls apart when large herbivores such as giraffes, elephants, and antelopes are absent.