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Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects
1 – The Enemies and Defense Mechanisms of Termites
Nuptial flight and flight ranges of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima richteri (Hymenoptera : Formicidae).
Cytoskeletal rearrangement mediates human microvascular endothelial tight junction modulation by cytokines.
- M. Blum, E. Toninelli, +5 authors J. Bender
- Biology, MedicineThe American journal of physiology
- 1 July 1997
Findings suggest that the F actin cytoskeleton plays a central role in endothelial TJ barrier regulation and that dynamic cytoskeletal alterations may primarily control vascular permeability.
Fundamentals of insect physiology.
- M. Blum
INSECT PHYSIOLOGY: PROBLEMS IN TERMINOLOGY (M. Blum). Circulatory Systems (J. Woodring). Nutrition and Digestive Organs (J. McFarlane). Excretory Systems (D. Cochran). The Integument (H. Hepburn).…
Semiochemical parsimony in the Arthropoda.
- M. Blum
- Biology, MedicineAnnual review of entomology
The availability of a variety of pheromones and allomones has enabled arthropods to evolve an elegant semiochemical parsimony with which to exploit the biological milieu.
The chemistry of fire ant venom
Abstract Five alkaloids, three trans-2-methyl-6-alkylpiperidines, and two unsaturated analogues, have been identified in the venom of the red form of the fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima. The…
Citral in stingless bees: isolation and functions in trail-laying and robbing.
- M. Blum, R. Crewe, W. E. Kerr, L. Keith, A. Garrison, M. M. Walker
- Biology, MedicineJournal of insect physiology
- 1 August 1970
Citral is identified as the probable key factor responsible for the successful robbing activities of L. limao workers and the role of exocrine products which are employed as allomones by robbing bees and ants is discussed.
Fire ant venoms: comparative analyses of alkaloidal components.
- J. Brand, M. Blum, H. Fales, J. Macconnell
- Biology, MedicineToxicon : official journal of the International…
- 1 May 1972
The alkaloids of the red and black forms mainly contain an alkenyl group in position 6 and a trans configuration of the substituents on the piperidine ring, while those of the two indigenous species of North American fire ants contain alkyl substituent which are both cis and trans on the ring.