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Ouvrière Matabele nettoyant la plaie d'une consœur (marquée en vert) qui a eu une patte coupée © Erik T. Frank

Ants use antibiotics to treat their nestmates

Ants, like many animals, are often injured in fights with other species. In a new study we found that ants are able to detect infected wounds of their conspecifics and treating them with antibiotics.

Publication in Nature Communications, December 29, 2023 (PDF)