Cuticular hydrocarbons as queen adoption cues in the invasive Argentine ant.

@article{Vsquez2008CuticularHA,
  title={Cuticular hydrocarbons as queen adoption cues in the invasive Argentine ant.},
  author={Gissella M. V{\'a}squez and Coby Schal and Jules Silverman},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={211 Pt 8},
  pages={
          1249-56
        }
}
In social insects, individuals typically recognize and behave aggressively towards alien conspecifics, thereby maintaining colony integrity. This is presumably achieved via a nestmate recognition system in which cuticular compounds, usually cuticular hydrocarbons (CHC), of genetic and/or environmental origin serve as recognition cues. Most invasive populations of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), display minimal nestmate-non-nestmate discrimination, resulting in low levels of… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 14 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 63 REFERENCES

Genetic regulation of colony social organization in fire ants : an integrative overview

  • M. J. Greene, D. M. Gordon
  • Q . Rev . Biol .
  • 2007
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

The role of cuticular hydrocarbons as chemical cues for nestmate recognition in the invasive Argentine ant ( Linepithema humile )

  • N. D. Tsutsui, A. V. Suarez, D. A. Holway, T. J. Case
  • Insectes Soc .
  • 2007

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…