Diversity, prevalence and virulence of fungal entomopathogens in colonies of the ant Formica selysi

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The richness of the parasitic community associated with social insect colonies has rarely been investigated. Moreover, understanding how hosts and pathogens interact in nature is important to interpret results from laboratory experiments. Here, we assessed the diversity, prevalence and virulence of fungal entomopathogens present around and within colonies… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00040-011-0209-3

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