Species differences in bumblebee immune response predict developmental success of a parasitoid fly

@article{Davis2015SpeciesDI,
  title={Species differences in bumblebee immune response predict developmental success of a parasitoid fly},
  author={Staige E. Davis and Rosemary L. Malfi and T’ai H. Roulston},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={178},
  pages={1017-1032}
}
Endoparasitoids develop inside the body of a host organism and, if successful, eventually kill their host in order to reach maturity. Host species can vary in their suitability for a developing endoparasitoid; in particular, the host immune response, which can suppress egg hatching and larval development, has been hypothesized to be one of the most important determinants of parasitoid host range. In this study, we investigated whether three bumblebee host species (Bombus bimaculatus, Bombus… Expand
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