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Social immunity

Current Biology : CB

Aug 24, 2007

Sylvia CremerPaul Schmid-Hempel

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Social insect colonies have evolved collective immune defences against parasites. These 'social immune systems' result from the cooperation of the individual group members to combat the increased risk of disease transmission that arises from sociality and group living. In this review we...read more

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Vertebrates
Apis mellifera
Biochemical Pathway
Immune System
Host-Parasite Interactions
Behavior, Animal
Acclimatization
Brain
Vertical Disease Transmission
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Social immunity

Current Biology : CB

Aug 24, 2007

Sylvia CremerPaul Schmid-Hempel

PMID: 17714663

DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2007.06.008

Abstract

Social insect colonies have evolved collective immune defences against parasites. These 'social immune systems' result from the cooperation of the individual group members to combat the increased risk of disease transmission that arises from sociality and group living. In this review we...read more

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Behavior, Animal
Acclimatization
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Vertical Disease Transmission
Uptake
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