Molecular mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity in social insects.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_BB20645F7BB9
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Molecular mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity in social insects.
Périodique
Current opinion in insect science
Auteur(s)
Corona M., Libbrecht R., Wheeler D.E.
ISSN
2214-5753 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2214-5745
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
02/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
13
Pages
55-60
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't ; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Polyphenism in insects, whereby a single genome expresses different phenotypes in response to environmental cues, is a fascinating biological phenomenon. Social insects are especially intriguing examples of phenotypic plasticity because division of labor results in the development of extreme morphological phenotypes, such as the queen and worker castes. Although sociality evolved independently in ants, bees, wasps and termites, similar genetic pathways regulate phenotypic plasticity in these different groups of social insects. The insulin/insulin-like growth signaling (IIS) plays a key role in this process. Recent research reveals that IIS interacts with other pathways including target of rapamycin (TOR), epidermal growth factor receptor (Egfr), juvenile hormone (JH) and vitellogenin (Vg) to regulate caste differentiation.
Mots-clé
Animals, Environment, Hymenoptera/genetics, Hymenoptera/growth & development, Phenotype
Pubmed
Web of science
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10/06/2016 8:04
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20/08/2019 16:29
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