Monarchs treat their own Oe?

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    Experiments have shown that a female infected with the Oe parasites prefers to lay her eggs on a species of milkweed high in cardenolides. Uninfected female monarchs, however, showed no preference.

    Emory University (2010, October 12). Monarch butterflies use medicinal plants to treat offspring for disease. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from /releases/2010/10/101011090010.htm

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