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3D mapping of disease in ant societies reveals a strategy of a specialized parasite

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Mar 27, 2014

Raquel G. LoretoDavid P. Hughes

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Despite the widely held position that the social insects have evolved effective ways to limit infectious disease spread, many pathogens and parasites do attack insect societies. Maintaining a disease-free nest environment is an important evolutionary feature, but since workers have to l...read more

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Parasites
Communicable Diseases
Fungi
Camponotus rufipes
Foraging protein, Drosophila
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Ants
Colony (Cells or Organisms)
Anatomical Space Structure
Insect Extract
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  • 3D mapping of disease in ant societies reveals a strategy of a specialized parasite

    bioRxiv

    Mar 27, 2014

    Raquel G. LoretoDavid P. Hughes

    PMID: 990003574

    DOI: 10.1101/003574

    Abstract

    Despite the widely held position that the social insects have evolved effective ways to limit infectious disease spread, many pathogens and parasites do attack insect societies. Maintaining a disease-free nest environment is an important evolutionary feature, but since workers have to l...read more

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    Communicable Diseases
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    Camponotus rufipes
    Foraging protein, Drosophila
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