Social Vaccination in Ant Colonies: from Individual Mechanisms to Society Effects

Project Period: 2010-11-01 – 2015-03-31
Externally Funded
Acronym
SocialVaccines
Principal Investigator
Sylvia M Cremer
Department(s)
Cremer Group
Grant Number
243071
Funding Organisation
EC/FP7

11 Publications

2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1830 | OA
Opposing effects of allogrooming on disease transmission in ant societies
F. Theis, L.V. Ugelvig, C. Marr, S. Cremer, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 370 (2015).
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1850 | OA View | Files available | DOI
 
2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1993 | OA
Anti-pathogen protection versus survival costs mediated by an ectosymbiont in an ant host
M. Konrad, A.V. Grasse, S. Tragust, S. Cremer, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences 282 (2015).
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2014 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1999
Organisational immunity in social insects
N. Stroeymeyt, B.E. Casillas Perez, S. Cremer, Current Opinion in Insect Science 5 (2014) 1–15.
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2284 | OA
Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies
S. Tragust, L.V. Ugelvig, M. Chapuisat, J. Heinze, S. Cremer, BMC Evolutionary Biology 13 (2013).
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 616 | OA
Destructive disinfection of infected brood prevents systemic disease spread in ant colonies
C. Pull, L.V. Ugelvig, F. Wiesenhofer, A.V. Grasse, S. Tragust, T. Schmitt, M. Brown, S. Cremer, ELife 7 (2018).
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2013 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 2926
Ants disinfect fungus-exposed brood by oral uptake and spread of their poison
S. Tragust, B. Mitteregger, V. Barone, M. Konrad, L.V. Ugelvig, S. Cremer, Current Biology 23 (2013) 76–82.
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2012 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 3242 | OA
Social transfer of pathogenic fungus promotes active immunisation in ant colonies
M. Konrad, M. Vyleta, F. Theis, M. Stock, S. Tragust, M. Klatt, V. Drescher, C. Marr, L.V. Ugelvig, S. Cremer, PLoS Biology 10 (2012).
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 732 | OA
Co-founding ant queens prevent disease by performing prophylactic undertaking behaviour
C. Pull, S. Cremer, BMC Evolutionary Biology 17 (2017).
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 413 | OA
Ants avoid superinfections by performing risk-adjusted sanitary care
M. Konrad, C. Pull, S. Metzler, K. Seif, E. Naderlinger, A.V. Grasse, S. Cremer, PNAS 115 (2018) 2782–2787.
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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 7 | OA
Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect
N. Stroeymeyt, A.V. Grasse, A. Crespi, D. Mersch, S. Cremer, L. Keller, Science 362 (2018) 941–945.
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