In a caste system similar to some social insects, larval stages of some parasitic trematodes are allocated to be soldiers to defend the colony when under invasion. A recent study reports on the dynamic processes underpinning solider allocation in trematodes.
Monthly Archives: March 2020
The global trade in used tyres is a major factor responsible for introductions of Aedes invasive mosquitoes. Clare Strode tells us more about an idea for a low-cost, effective surveillance tool that her group came up with over a cup of tea, after a day carrying out vector surveillance at Liverpool Port.
Today, Riccardo Scotti and Cinzia Cantacessi discuss the ‘MICrobiome HELminth INteractions database’ (MICHELINdb), an online resource created to facilitate the mining of worm-microbiota interaction datasets. The database is described in full in their paper Scotti et al., published recently in Microbiome.