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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 ...
- Melgarejo, V.; Wilson Rankin, E. E.; Loope, K. J.
- Insectes sociaux 2018 v.65 no.4 pp. 601-608
- Formicidae, etc ; Bombus impatiens; Isoptera; bees; body size; egg production; hydrocarbons; insect colonies; ovarian development; polyethism; progeny; queen pheromones; rearing; reproductive behavior; social insects; solvents; wasps; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... Social insect colonies are organized by a reproductive division of labor, in which non-reproductive workers cooperate to rear the offspring of the queen. Queen pheromones, chemical compounds produced by queens that regulate worker fertility, have been identified in a handful of bees, ants, wasps, and termites. However, recent studies on bumblebee (Bombus spp.) queen signals have yielded conflictin ...