Social Immunity: The Disposable Individual

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Abstract

Workers in an ant colony can kill fungus-infected brood, thereby protecting the rest of the colony from fungal infection. This form of social immunity is analogous to the immune system of multicellular organisms where immune cells kill infected cells. Workers in an ant colony can kill fungus-infected brood, thereby protecting the rest of the colony from fungal infection. This form of social immunity is analogous to the immune system of multicellular organisms where immune cells kill infected cells.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R322-R324
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2018

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