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- Korb, Judith
- Journal of chemical ecology 2018 v.44 no.9 pp. 818-826
- Formicidae, etc ; Isoptera; chemical communication; diploidy; hydrocarbons; models; nests; pheromones; reproduction; subterranean termites; totipotency; Show all 11 Subjects
- ... Termites evolved eusociality independently from social Hymenoptera. As a common trait, reproductive monopoly is maintained through chemical communication. The queen (and in termites also a king) prevents workers from reproduction by conveying their reproductive status. In termites all soldiers are sterile, but workers’ potential to reproduce differs between species. It ranges from totipotency in w ...
- Karchesy, JosephJ.; Kelsey, RickG.; González-Hernández, M.P.
- Journal of chemical ecology 2018 v.44 no.5 pp. 510-524
- Formicidae, etc ; Chamaecyparis; Culicidae; Isoptera; Siphonaptera; Xanthocyparis nootkatensis; acaricides; animal parasites and pests; animal pathogens; antioxidants; bacteria; bark; biopesticides; browsing; chemical defenses; chemical ecology; coastal forests; cytotoxicity; diterpenoids; essential oils; fungi; fungicides; heartwood; humans; insecticides; leaves; monoterpenoids; nootkatone; proanthocyanidins; secondary metabolites; ticks; trees; Alaska; California; Canada; Show all 35 Subjects
- ... Yellow-cedar, Callitropsis nootkatensis, is prevalent in coastal forests of southeast Alaska, western Canada, and inland forests along the Cascades to northern California, USA. These trees have few microbial or animal pests, attributable in part to the distinct groups of biologically active secondary metabolites their tissues store for chemical defense. Here we summarize the new yellow-cedar compo ...