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Chronic sublethal pesticide exposure affects brood production, morphology and endosymbionts, but not immunity in the ant, Cardiocondyla obscurior

Leponiemi, Matti ; Schultner, Eva ; Dickel, Franziska ; Freitak, Dalial


Insect diversity and biomass have been declining around the world. This might have severe consequences on the environment since insects provide many crucial ecosystem services. One major driver behind the decline is continuous pesticide use which also affects nontarget organisms. Even at low doses, chronic exposure to pesticides may have negative long-term effects. Ants have not received much ...


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