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Trade-offs in group living: transmission and disease resistance in leaf-cutting ants

Proceedings. Biological Sciences

Sep 28, 2002

William O H HughesJacobus J Boomsma

Abstract

Sociality can be associated with significant costs due to the increased risk of disease transmission. However, in some organisms the costs may be offset by benefits due to improvements in defences against parasites. To examine this possible trade-off between infection risk and disease r...read more

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Mycoses
Hypocreales
Harassment, Non-Sexual
Disease Transmission
Fungi
Disease Resistance
Metarhizium anisopliae
Ilex paraguayensis homeopathic preparation
Bodily Secretions
Ants
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Trade-offs in group living: transmission and disease resistance in leaf-cutting ants

Proceedings. Biological Sciences

Sep 28, 2002

William O H HughesJacobus J Boomsma

PMID: 12350269

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2113

Abstract

Sociality can be associated with significant costs due to the increased risk of disease transmission. However, in some organisms the costs may be offset by benefits due to improvements in defences against parasites. To examine this possible trade-off between infection risk and disease r...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Mycoses
Hypocreales
Harassment, Non-Sexual
Disease Transmission
Fungi
Disease Resistance
Metarhizium anisopliae
Ilex paraguayensis homeopathic preparation
Bodily Secretions
Ants
301
2

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