A few months ago we learned via an unintentionally leaked press release that a team of researchers lead by Nicole Gerardo and Cameron Currie had won a Roche Applied Sciences grant competition.  The team will be sequencing the complete genome of 14 players from the ant/fungus/microbe co-evolutionary system, including three attine ants from different genera.

The announcement is now official.

An Acromyrmex queen, with brood, in the fungus garden

An Acromyrmex queen, with brood, in the fungus garden