Commensal bacteria play a role in mating preference of Drosophila melanogaster
- G. Sharon, D. Segal, J. Ringo, A. Hefetz, I. Zilber-Rosenberg, E. Rosenberg
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 1 November 2010
In this study, mating preference was achieved by dividing a population of Drosophila melanogaster and rearing one part on a molasses medium and the other on a starch medium and it was confirmed that symbiotic bacteria can influence mating preference by changing the levels of cuticular hydrocarbon sex pheromones.
Chemical ecology and social parasitism in ants.
It is hypothesize that host and parasite are likely to be related chemically, thereby facilitating the necessary mimicry to permit bypassing the colony odor barrier, and discusses evolutionary trends that may have led to social parasitism, focusing on whether slave-making ants and their host species are expected to engage in a coevolutionary arms race.
Individuality and colonial identity in ants: the emergence of the social representation concept
It is hypothesize that the template of colonial identity has evolved from a simple personal chemical reference in primitive species with small colonies to an internal representation of the colonial identity in larger colonies.
Primer pheromones in social hymenoptera.
Social insect are profoundly influenced by primer pheromones (PPhs), which are efficient means for maintaining social harmony in the colony. PPhs act by affecting the physiology of the recipients…
Bionomics of the Large Carpenter Bees of the Genus Xylocopa
The large carpenter bees of the genus Xylocopa include more than 730 species, which are grouped into 48 subgenera, and include some of the largest bees, often exceeding 3 cm in length.
Direct Behavioral Evidence for Hydrocarbons as Ant Recognition Discriminators
The escape response versus the quiescent response of the American cockroach: behavioural choice mediated by physiological state.
Juvenile hormone titers, juvenile hormone biosynthesis, ovarian development and social environment in Bombus terrestris.
Camponotus fellah colony integration: worker individuality necessitates frequent hydrocarbon exchanges
The results clearly support the existence of a Gestalt colony odour in C. fellah, and show that since individual hydrocarbon production is dynamic, workers are obliged to exchange hydrocarbons continually in order to be in the Gestalt, and properly integrate into the colony.
Caste Determination in Bombus terrestris: Differences in Development and Rates of JH Biosynthesis between Queen and Worker Larvae.
Exploring the role of juvenile hormone and vitellogenin in reproduction and social behavior in bumble bees
It is suggested that social interactions affect vg levels more strongly than a worker’s reproductive physiological state, and that juvenile hormone and vg are uncoupled in this species.