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Nestmate discrimination in ants: effect of bioassay on aggressive behavior
Summary: Aggression assays are commonly used to study nestmate recognition in social insects. Methods range from detailed behavioral observations on small numbers of insects to counts of individualsExpand
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The diminutive supercolony: the Argentine ants of the southeastern United States
Native to Argentina and Brazil, the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) is an invasive species that has become established on six continents and many oceanic islands. In several parts of itsExpand
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Transcriptomic profiles of Drosophila melanogaster third instar larval midgut and responses to oxidative stress
Oligoarray analysis was used to determine the number and nature of genes expressed in third instar Drosophila melanogaster larval midguts. The majority of transcripts were associated with proteinExpand
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Extreme life history plasticity and the evolution of invasive characteristics in a native ant
Disturbance resulting from urbanization is a leading cause of biotic homogenization worldwide. Native species are replaced with widespread non-native species and ants are among the world’s mostExpand
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Diet-Related Modification of Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profiles of the Argentine Ant, Linepithema humile, Diminishes Intercolony Aggression
Territorial boundaries between conspecific social insect colonies are maintained through a highly developed nestmate recognition system modulated by heritable and, in some instances, nonheritableExpand
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Aggressive interactions between the introduced Argentine ant, Linepithema humile and the native odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile
The Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) is an invasive species that disrupts the balance of natural ecosystems by displacing indigenous ant species throughout its introduced range. The mechanisms byExpand
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Genome‐wide analysis of phenobarbital‐inducible genes in Drosophila melanogaster
An oligoarray analysis was conducted to determine the differential expression of genes due to phenobarbital exposure in Drosophila melanogaster (w1118 strain) third instar larvae. Seventeen genesExpand
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Geographical variation in Argentine ant aggression behaviour mediated by environmentally derived nestmate recognition cues
Social insects use a complex of recognition cues when discriminating nestmates from non-nestmate conspecifics. In the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, recognition cues can be derived from exogenousExpand
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Transfer of Ingested Insecticides Among Cockroaches: Effects of Active Ingredient, Bait Formulation, and Assay Procedures
Abstract Foraging cockroaches ingest insecticide baits, translocate them, and can cause mortality in untreated cockroaches that contact the foragers or ingest their excretions. Translocation of eightExpand
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Survey and Identification of Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Indiana
ABSTRACT In total, 289 termite samples were collected from 45 counties in Indiana during 2002– 2004. Approximately 89% of the collection sites were associated with artificial structures, and almostExpand
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