Behavioral Ecology: Manipulative Mutualism

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Abstract

Summary A new study reveals that an apparent mutualism between lycaenid caterpillars and their attendant ants may not be all it seems, as the caterpillars produce secretions that modify the brains and behavior of their attendant ants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number12210
Pages (from-to)R806-R808
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume25
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2015

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Symbiosis
Ants
mutualism
Ecology
insect larvae
Brain
Formicidae
ecology
secretion
brain

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Behavioral Ecology : Manipulative Mutualism. / Hughes, David Peter.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 25, No. 18, 12210, 21.09.2015, p. R806-R808.

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