Colony age-dependent pathway in caste development of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki

@article{Chouvenc2014ColonyAP,
  title={Colony age-dependent pathway in caste development of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki},
  author={Thomas Chouvenc and N.-Y. Su},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2014},
  volume={61},
  pages={171-182}
}
The caste developmental pathway for the production of soldiers and nymphs in termite colonies is variable among species and limited numbers of studies have properly categorized such pathways. In this study, the developmental pathway for the production of soldiers and nymphs in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki has been re-analyzed using the data from previous studies in light of new observations. Five distinct colony life stages were determined based on the caste developmental pathway used by the… CONTINUE READING

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