Endocrine mediated phenotypic plasticity: Condition-dependent effects of juvenile hormone on dominance and fertility of wasp queens

@article{Tibbetts2009EndocrineMP,
  title={Endocrine mediated phenotypic plasticity: Condition-dependent effects of juvenile hormone on dominance and fertility of wasp queens},
  author={Elizabeth A. Tibbetts and Amanda S. Izzo},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={527-531}
}
There has been increasing interest in the mechanisms that mediate behavioral and physiological plasticity across individuals with similar genotypes. Some of the most dramatic plasticity is found within and between social insect castes. For example, Polistes wasp queens can nest alone, dominate a group of cooperative queens, or act as worker-like subordinates who rarely reproduce. Previous work suggests that condition-dependent endocrine responses may play a role in plasticity between castes in… Expand
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