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Record number 536384
Title Social Immunity : The Disposable Individual
Author(s) Aanen, Duur K.
Source Current Biology 28 (2018)7. - ISSN 0960-9822 - p. R322 - R324.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.02.050
Department(s) Laboratory of Genetics
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Abstract Workers in an ant colony can kill fungus-infected brood, thereby protecting the rest of the colony from fungal infection. This form of social immunity is analogous to the immune system of multicellular organisms where immune cells kill infected cells. Workers in an ant colony can kill fungus-infected brood, thereby protecting the rest of the colony from fungal infection. This form of social immunity is analogous to the immune system of multicellular organisms where immune cells kill infected cells.
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