Oh sister, where art thou? Spatial population structure and the evolution of an altruistic defence trait

@article{Pamminger2014OhSW,
  title={Oh sister, where art thou? Spatial population structure and the evolution of an altruistic defence trait},
  author={T. Pamminger and S. Foitzik and D. Metzler and P. Pennings},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={27}
}
  • T. Pamminger, S. Foitzik, +1 author P. Pennings
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Evolutionary Biology
  • The evolution of parasite virulence and host defences is affected by population structure. This effect has been confirmed in studies focusing on large spatial scales, whereas the importance of local structure is not well understood. Slavemaking ants are social parasites that exploit workers of another species to rear their offspring. Enslaved workers of the host species Temnothorax longispinosus have been found to exhibit an effective post‐enslavement defence behaviour: enslaved workers were… CONTINUE READING
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