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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 ...