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What’s the only farming mammal besides us? Maybe this buck-toothed rodent

The head of a southeastern pocket gopher visible in the entrance of a tunnel surrounded by removed earth

The southeastern pocket gopher spurs the growth of roots in its underground tunnels. Credit: Veronica Selden

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Nature 607, 425 (2022)



  1. Selden, V. & Putz, F. E. Curr. Biol. (2022).

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