Social context-dependent immune gene expression in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris)

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Social insects are prone to attack by parasites as they provide numerous resources of food and brood, homeostatic nest conditions and a high density of individuals, enhancing the transmission of parasites. The defence of social insects might occur at different levels, the individual and the group. Individual defence occurs in part via the innate immune… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-012-1327-2

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@article{Richter2012SocialCI, title={Social context-dependent immune gene expression in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris)}, author={Jeanny Richter and Sophie Helbing and Silvio Erler and H. Michael G. Lattorff}, journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology}, year={2012}, volume={66}, pages={791-796} }