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Mutualism: wasp keeps watchdogs to protect young.
The adaptive value of acarinaria - specialized structures in some wasps and bees that harbour symbiotic mites - has long been elusive. A new study has now shown that the mites are actually beneficial to their host by actively defending it against parasitoids.
Animals, Bees/parasitology, Bees/physiology, Mites/pathogenicity, Mites/physiology, Social Behavior, Symbiosis/physiology, Wasps/parasitology, Wasps/physiology
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