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2016 journal article

Reduced cellular immune response in social insect lineages


By: M. Lopez-Uribe n, W. Sconiers n, S. Frank n, R. Dunn n & D. Tarpy n

Contributors: M. López-Uribe n, W. Sconiers n, S. Frank n, R. Dunn n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: disease transmission; sociality; encapsulation; phylogenetic correction
MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Body Size; Immunity, Cellular; Insecta / immunology; Models, Biological; Phylogeny; Social Behavior; Temperature
TL;DR: The findings suggest that insects living in large societies may rely more on behavioural mechanisms, such as hygienic behaviours, than on immune function to reduce the risk of disease transmission among nest-mates. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: August 6, 2018

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