Indrikis Krams, Sanita Kecko, Inna Inashkina, Giedrius Trakimas, Ronalds Krams, Didzis Elferts, Jolanta Vrublevska, Priit Jõers, Markus J. Rantala, Severi Luoto, Jorge Contreras-Garduño, Līga Jankevica, Laila Meija, Tatjana Krama et al.
Predator‐prey interactions are an important evolutionary force affecting the immunity of the prey. Parasitoids and mites pierce the cuticle of their prey, which respond by activating their immune system against predatory attacks. Immunity is a costly function for the organism, as it often competes with other life‐history traits for limited nutrients. We tested whether the expression of antimicrobial peptides (AMP) of the larvae of the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)…
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