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
FP7_ERC

9 Publications

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) 225.
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2017 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 732
Co-founding ant queens prevent disease by performing prophylactic undertaking behaviour
C. Pull, S. Cremer, BMC Evolutionary Biology 17 (2017) 219.
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2015 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 1850   OA View | Files available | DOI
 
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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2018 | Journal Article | IST-REx-ID: 616
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) e32073.
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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: 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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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
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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