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Background: Exclusion from a social group is an effective way to avoid parasite transmission. This type of social removal has also been proposed as a form of collective defense, or social immunity, in eusocial insect groups. If parasitic modification of host behavior is widespread in social...

McDonnell, C. M.; Alaux, C.; Parrinello, H.; Desvignes, J. P.; Crauser, D.; Durbesson, E.; Beslay, D.; Conte, Y. le
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
BMC Ecology, 2013, 13, 25, pp (17 July 2013)