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Comparative morphology of the postpharyngeal gland in the Philanthinae (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae) and the evolution of anantimicrobial brood protection mechanism

Herzner, Gudrun, Weiss, Katharina, Strohm, Erhard and Kaltenpoth, Martin (2015) Comparative morphology of the postpharyngeal gland in the Philanthinae (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae) and the evolution of anantimicrobial brood protection mechanism. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15 (291), pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

Background Hymenoptera that mass-provision their offspring have evolved elaborate antimicrobial strategies to ward off fungal infestation of the highly nutritive larval food. Females of the Afro-European Philanthus triangulum and the South American Trachypus elongatus (Crabronidae, Philanthinae) embalm their prey, paralyzed bees, with a secretion from a complex postpharyngeal gland (PPG). This ...

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Item type:Article
Date:21 December 2015
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolutionary Ecology (Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1186/s12862-015-0565-0DOI
Article ID: 291Other
Keywords:Postpharyngeal gland; 3D reconstruction; Comparative morphology; Prey preservation; Antimicrobial; Antifungal; Crabronidae; Philanthinae; Beewolves
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:33498
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