Trail pheromones: an integrative view of their role in social insect colony organization.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Trail pheromones: an integrative view of their role in social insect colony organization.
Journal
Annual Review of Entomology
Author(s)
Czaczkes T.J., Grüter C., Ratnieks F.L.
ISSN
1545-4487 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0066-4170
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
60
Pages
581-599
Language
english
Abstract
Trail pheromones do more than simply guide social insect workers from point A to point B. Recent research has revealed additional ways in which they help to regulate colony foraging, often via positive and negative feedback processes that influence the exploitation of the different resources that a colony has knowledge of. Trail pheromones are often complementary or synergistic with other information sources, such as individual memory. Pheromone trails can be composed of two or more pheromones with different functions, and information may be embedded in the trail network geometry. These findings indicate remarkable sophistication in how trail pheromones are used to regulate colony-level behavior, and how trail pheromones are used and deployed at the individual level.
Keywords
organization, complexity, recruitment, ants, review, complex adaptive systems
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Web of science
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