More Fun Than Fun: How Do Insect Societies Deal With Infectious Diseases
March 31, 2021 2:41 PM Subscribe
...Colonies of social insects such as those of ants, bees, wasps and termites present parasites with a paradise of sorts: they contain densely packed individuals that are also rather genetically similar and hence of similar susceptibility. Not surprisingly, parasites are the scourge of insect societies. But insect societies have not only survived this scourge but are among the most evolutionarily successful and ecologically dominant members of Earth’s terrestrial fauna.More Fun Than Fun: How Do Insect Societies Deal With Infectious Diseases?
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