volume 162, issue 3, P293-301 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12552
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Tatiana A. Novgorodova, Vadim Yu. Kryukov

Abstract: Abstract The ecological success of social insects, including ants, is tightly connected with their ability to protect themselves and their food resources. In exchange for energy‐rich honeydew, ants protect myrmecophilous aphids from various natural enemies. Fungal infection can have disastrous consequences for both mutualist partners, wherein aphids can be disease vectors. Behavioural responses towards fungus‐infected aphids of ant species in nature have scarcely been studied. Here, we studied the behaviour o…

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