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Social immune defence in ants -
Different aspects of hygienic behaviour and the infestation with Laboulbeniales in Lasius neglectus ants

URN to cite this document:
Tragust, Simon
Date of publication of this fulltext: 22 Jan 2013 16:19

Abstract (English)

To study how immunity is achieved in insect societies I investigated the antiparasite defence of mainly the invasive garden ant Lasius neglectus when exposed to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae. In the first three chapters I focused on behavioural aspects of the social immune system with special reference to hygienic actions toward brood. In Chapter I I could first demonstrate a ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

In dieser Arbeit habe ich mich damit befasst, wie Immunität in sozialen Insekten-Gemeinschaften erlangt wird. Die antiparasitäre Verteidigung wurde hauptsächlich an der invasiven Gartenameise Lasius neglectus mittels des entomopathogenen Pilzes Metarhizium ansiopliae untersucht. In den ersten drei Kapiteln standen dabei Verhaltensaspekte des sozialen Immunsystems mit spezieller Referenz zu ...


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