Inter-caste communication in social insects.

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serval:BIB_3A7755158E39
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Inter-caste communication in social insects.
Périodique
Current Opinion in Neurobiology
Auteur(s)
Grüter C., Keller L.
ISSN
1873-6882 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0959-4388
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Volume
38
Pages
6-11
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Social insect colonies function as highly integrated units despite consisting of many individuals. This requires the different functional parts of the colony (e.g. different castes) to exchange information that aid in colony functioning and ontogeny. Here we discuss inter-caste communication in three contexts, firstly, the communication between males and females during courtship, secondly, the communication between queens and workers that regulate reproduction and thirdly, the communication between worker castes that allows colonies to balance the number of different worker types. Some signals show surprising complexity in both their chemistry and function, whereas others are simple compounds that were probably already used as pheromones in the solitary ancestors of several social insect lineages.
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