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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Selection for disease control is believed to have contributed to shape the organisation of insect societies — leading to interaction patterns that mitigate disease transmission risk within colonies, conferring them ‘organisational immunity’. Recent studies combining epidemiological models with social network analysis have identified general properties of interaction networks that may hinder propagation of infection within groups. These can be prophylactic and/or induced upon pathogen exposure. Here we review empirical evidence for these two types of organisational immunity in social insects and describe the individual-level behaviours that underlie it. We highlight areas requiring further investigation, and emphasise the need for tighter links between theory and empirical research and between individual-level and collective-level analyses.
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2014-11-01
Journal Title
Current Opinion in Insect Science
Volume
5
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1
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1 - 15
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Stroeymeyt N, Casillas Perez BE, Cremer S. Organisational immunity in social insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 2014;5(1):1-15. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2014.09.001
Stroeymeyt, N., Casillas Perez, B. E., & Cremer, S. (2014). Organisational immunity in social insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 5(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2014.09.001
Stroeymeyt, Nathalie, Barbara E Casillas Perez, and Sylvia Cremer. “Organisational Immunity in Social Insects.” Current Opinion in Insect Science 5, no. 1 (2014): 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2014.09.001.
N. Stroeymeyt, B. E. Casillas Perez, and S. Cremer, “Organisational immunity in social insects,” Current Opinion in Insect Science, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1–15, 2014.
Stroeymeyt N, Casillas Perez BE, Cremer S. 2014. Organisational immunity in social insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 5(1), 1–15.
Stroeymeyt, Nathalie, et al. “Organisational Immunity in Social Insects.” Current Opinion in Insect Science, vol. 5, no. 1, Elsevier, 2014, pp. 1–15, doi:10.1016/j.cois.2014.09.001.
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