Works (2)

Updated: July 5th, 2023 15:34

2020 journal article

Bacterial exposure leads to variable mortality but not a measurable increase in surface antimicrobials across ant species


By: O. Halawani n, R. Dunn n, A. Grunden n & A. Smith n

author keywords: Entomopathogen; Metapleural gland; Social immunity; Bacterial exposure; Social insects; Sociobiology; Antimicrobial
TL;DR: The results demonstrate the susceptibility to bacteria is varied across ant species, and variation may correlate with an ant species’ use of surface antimicrobials, as significant mortality effects in species which also were producing antimicrobial compounds are found. (via Semantic Scholar)
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15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 11, 2021

2018 journal article

External immunity in ant societies: sociality and colony size do not predict investment in antimicrobials


By: C. Penick*, O. Halawani n, B. Pearson n, S. Mathews*, M. Lopez-Uribe*, R. Dunn n, A. Smith n

Contributors: C. Penick*, O. Halawani n, B. Pearson n, S. Mathews*, M. López-Uribe*, R. Dunn n, A. Smith n

author keywords: antimicrobial secretions; antibiotics; social immunity; social insects; ants; entomopathogens
TL;DR: This work quantifies the strength of antimicrobial secretions among 20 ant species that cover a broad spectrum of ant diversity and colony sizes and finds no correlation between antimicrobial activity and colony size. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

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