- The ontogeny of immunity: development of innate immune strength in the honey bee (Apis mellifera)Noah Wilson-Rich
Department of Biology, Dana Laboratories, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
J Insect Physiol 54:1392-9. 2008..Induced shifts in behavioral roles may increase a colony's susceptibility to disease if nurses begin foraging activity prematurely...
- Within- and across-colony effects of hyperpolyandry on immune function and body condition in honey bees (Apis mellifera)Noah Wilson-Rich
Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, United States
J Insect Physiol 58:402-7. 2012..These results suggest that high genetic diversity as a result of extreme polyandry may have little bearing on the physiological mechanisms of immune function at naturally occurring mating levels in honey bees...
- Genetic, individual, and group facilitation of disease resistance in insect societiesNoah Wilson-Rich
Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 54:405-23. 2009..We additionally review the models that have been applied to disease transmission in social insects and elucidate areas for future study in the field of social immunity...