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Evolution: Shape-Shifting Social Parasites

Parker, Joseph and Rabeling, Christian (2020) Evolution: Shape-Shifting Social Parasites. Current Biology, 30 (18). R1049-R1051. ISSN 0960-9822. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2020.07.010.

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Ants exploit differences in body surface chemistry to distinguish nestmates from colony intruders. Socially parasitic ants in Madagascar have convergently evolved morphological similarities to host worker anatomy, implying that body shape may also be surveilled. Studies of tactile behaviors in ant societies are now needed.

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Official Citation:Joseph Parker, Christian Rabeling, Evolution: Shape-Shifting Social Parasites, Current Biology, Volume 30, Issue 18, 2020, Pages R1049-R1051, ISSN 0960-9822, (
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