Parasites in Social Insects: (Monographs in Behavior and Ecology)

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This book analyzes for the first time how parasites shape the biology of social insects: the ants, wasps, bees, and termites. Paul Schmid-Hempel provides an overview of the existing knowledge of parasites in social insects. Current ideas are evaluated using a broad database, and the role of parasites for the evolution and maintenance of the social organization and biology of insects is carefully scrutinized. In addition, the author develops new insights, especially in his examination of the intricate relationships between parasites and their social hosts through the rigorous use of evolutionary and ecological concepts.

Schmid-Hempel identifies gaps in our knowledge about parasites in social insects and uses models to develop new questions for future research. In addition, issues that are usually considered separately--such as division of labor, genetics, immunology, and epidemiology--are placed in a common framework to analyze two of the most successful adaptations of life: parasitism and sociality. This work will appeal not only to practitioners in the fields of behavioral ecology and sociobiology, but also to others interested in host-parasite relationships or in social organisms, such as apiculturists struggling to overcome the problems arising from mite infestations of honeybee colonies.

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This volume analyzes how parasites shape the biology of social insects: the ants, wasps, bees and termites. Paul Schmid-Hempel provides an overview of existing knowledge of parasites in social insects. Ideas are evaluated using a broad data base, and the role of parasites for the evolution and maintenance of the social organization and biology of insects is scrutinized. In addition the author develops insights, especially in his examination of the intricate relationships between parasites and their social hosts by a rigorous use of evolutionary and ecological concepts. Schmid-Hempel identifies gaps in our knowledge about parasites in social insects and uses models to develop new questions for future research. In addition, issues that are usually considered apart from each other - such as division of labour, genetics, immunology, or epidemiology - are placed in a common framework to analyze two of the most successful adaptations of life parasitism and sociality. This work should appeal not only to practioners in the field of behavioural ecology and sociobiology, but also to others interested in host-parasite relationships of in social organisms, such as apiculturists struggling to o

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Paul Schmid-Hempel
Editorial: Princeton Univ Pr (1998)
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