Vikram Chhatre

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Nontraditional social organisms have received increasing attention in recent years, because they present opportunities to study the convergent properties of social evolution. Some aphid species are social, occurring in dense clones with specialized morphs that attack predators and parasites. Little is known about how social aphid colonies resolve conflicts(More)
The human brain contains about a trillion neurons that are organized into specific and well defined neural circuits that control everything we do from walking to waking to creating music and being innovative. For over a century there was a consensus among scientists that the brain was incapable of making new nerve cells and regenerating new connections. We(More)
Publilia concava is an eastern North American membracid commonly occurring in large but spatially patchy aggregations, primarily on the host plant Solidago altissima. Like other myrmecophiles, P. concava provides sugary excretions to ants in return for the various protective, competitive or even sanitary benefits that ants provide. We developed nine(More)
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