Bacterial cover data
2015-02-26T17:49:25Z (GMT) by
Bacterial cover of A. echinatior ants scored from 0-12. Each ant is identified by an ID and the host and donor colony noted. Each treatment was replicated and each sub colony harboured 4 ants. Bacterial cover was scored on day 1, 4, 8, 12 and 16 after eclosion, at the time of experimental infection with Escovopsis and 2 weeks post infection. From these scores the logistic growth rate was estimated and subsequently this rate was Box-Cox transformed. Some subcolonies were excluded from the analysis due to garden loss.