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Nitric oxide radicals are emitted by wasp eggs to kill mold fungi

Strohm, Erhard , Herzner, Gudrun, Ruther, Joachim, Kaltenpoth, Martin and Engl, Tobias (2019) Nitric oxide radicals are emitted by wasp eggs to kill mold fungi. eLIFE 2019 (8), e43718.

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Detrimental microbes caused the evolution of a great diversity of antimicrobial defenses in plants and animals. Insects developing underground seem particularly threatened. Here we show that the eggs of a solitary digger wasp, the European beewolf Philanthus triangulum, emit large amounts of gaseous nitric oxide (NO⋅) to protect themselves and their provisions, paralyzed honeybees, against mold ...


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Item type:Article
Date:11 June 2019
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolutionary Ecology (Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:40444
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