Behavioral genetics: a gene for supersociality

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Title
Behavioral genetics: a gene for supersociality
Journal
Current Biology
Author(s)
Keller  L., Parker  J. D.
ISSN
0960-9822
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2002
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Number
5
Pages
R180-1
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Journal Article --- Old month value: Mar 5
Abstract
In the fire ant, the number of queens per colony is determined by the workers' Gp-9 genotype. This gene has been found to encode an odorant binding protein, which probably influences workers' abilities to recognize queens and regulate their numbers. Remarkably, the same gene seems to control social organization in three other closely related species.
Keywords
Animals Ants/*genetics/*physiology Female Genes, Insect Genetics, Behavioral Male Mutation Social Behavior Species Specificity
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Web of science
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Yes
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