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Social Transfer of Pathogenic Fungus Promotes Active Immunisation in Ant Colonies

  • Matthias Konrad,

    Affiliation: Evolutionary Biology, IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Klosterneuburg, Austria

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  • Meghan L. Vyleta,

    Affiliation: Evolutionary Biology, IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Klosterneuburg, Austria

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  • Fabian J. Theis,

    Affiliation: Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Helmholtz Center Munich, Neuherberg, Germany

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  • Miriam Stock,

    Affiliation: Evolutionary Biology, IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Klosterneuburg, Austria

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  • Simon Tragust,

    Affiliations: Evolutionary Biology, IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Klosterneuburg, Austria, Evolution, Behaviour & Genetics, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Martina Klatt,

    Affiliations: Evolutionary Biology, IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Klosterneuburg, Austria, Evolution, Behaviour & Genetics, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Verena Drescher,

    Affiliation: Evolution, Behaviour & Genetics, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

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  • Carsten Marr,

    Affiliation: Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Helmholtz Center Munich, Neuherberg, Germany

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  • Line V. Ugelvig,

    Affiliation: Evolutionary Biology, IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Klosterneuburg, Austria

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  • Sylvia Cremer mail

    sylvia.cremer@ist.ac.at

    Affiliation: Evolutionary Biology, IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), Klosterneuburg, Austria

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  • Published: April 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001300

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