Larvae protected from pathogens: beewolf digger wasps
The larvae of beewolf digger wasps are protected from pathogenic microbes thanks to bacterial symbionts.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Learning about antibiotic combinations that protect from a spectrum of pathogens. Strengthening natural resident bacteria for fighting disease.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Medicine
Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology