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- Kitade, Osamu, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Science 2007 v.318 no.5852 pp. 985-987
- Isoptera; caste determination; crossing; genotype; inheritance (genetics); models; nymphs; progeny; rearing; sex ratio
- ... The most ecologically successful and destructive termite species are those with both a nymph caste and an irreversibly wingless worker caste. The early developmental bifurcation separating these castes is widely accepted to be strictly environmentally determined. We present evidence that genotype also influences this process. Offspring from four different crosses of nymph- and worker-derived secon ...