Expression of antimicrobial peptides in workers of Atta cephalotes upon challenge with water (white boxes) or spores of Metharhizium anisopliae (gray boxes) A abaecin B defensin. n = 3 nests; 20 workers assessed per time point. Significative differences are marked with asterisks (* p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001).

 
 
  Part of: Gómez-Díaz JS, Niño-Castro A, Valencia-Giraldo SM, Cotazo-Calambas KM (2022) Hygienic behavior and antimicrobial peptide expression of the leaf-cutting ant Atta cephalotes (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) to Metharhizium anisopliae. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 91: 335-356. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.91.82381