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Selection on an antimicrobial peptide defensin in ants

Journal of Molecular Evolution

Oct 29, 2008

Lumi Viljakainen, Pekka Pamilo

Abstract

Ants live in crowded nests with interacting individuals, which makes them particularly prone to infectious diseases. The question is, how do ants cope with the increased risk of pathogen transmission due to sociality? We have studied the molecular evolution of defensin, a gene encoding ...read more

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Immune System
Tertiary Protein Structure
Etiology
Phylogeny
Codon Genus
Codon (Nucleotide Sequence)
Disease Transmission
Diptera
Genes, vif
Microbial
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Selection on an antimicrobial peptide defensin in ants

Journal of Molecular Evolution

Oct 29, 2008

Lumi Viljakainen, Pekka Pamilo

PMID: 18956133

DOI: 10.1007/s00239-008-9173-6

Abstract

Ants live in crowded nests with interacting individuals, which makes them particularly prone to infectious diseases. The question is, how do ants cope with the increased risk of pathogen transmission due to sociality? We have studied the molecular evolution of defensin, a gene encoding ...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Immune System
Tertiary Protein Structure
Etiology
Phylogeny
Codon Genus
Codon (Nucleotide Sequence)
Disease Transmission
Diptera
Genes, vif
Microbial
127
Paper Details
References
  • References59
  • Citations25
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  • References59
  • Citations25
123
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