Grooming Behavior as a Mechanism of Insect Disease Defense

Abstract

Grooming is a well-recognized, multipurpose, behavior in arthropods and vertebrates. In this paper, we review the literature to highlight the physical function, neurophysiological mechanisms, and role that grooming plays in insect defense against pathogenic infection. The intricate relationships between the physical, neurological and immunological… (More)
DOI: 10.3390/insects4040609

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@inproceedings{Zhukovskaya2013GroomingBA, title={Grooming Behavior as a Mechanism of Insect Disease Defense}, author={Marianna I. Zhukovskaya and Aya Yanagawa and Brian T. Forschler}, booktitle={Insects}, year={2013} }