Gonadotropic effects of dopamine in isolated workers of the primitively eusocial wasp, Polistes chinensis

@article{Sasaki2009GonadotropicEO,
  title={Gonadotropic effects of dopamine in isolated workers of the primitively eusocial wasp, Polistes chinensis},
  author={Ken Sasaki and Kazuhisa Yamasaki and Koji Tsuchida and Takashi Nagao},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2009},
  volume={96},
  pages={625-629}
}
In social insects, biogenic amines are thought to play regulatory roles in the transition between reproductive states in females. To determine the effect of dopamine on the reproductive development of workers in primitively eusocial societies, isolated workers of the paper wasp Polistes chinensis were supplied with oral dopamine. Ovarian development was accelerated in dopamine-fed workers as compared to control workers of the same age fed only sucrose solution. Oral dopamine increased brain… 
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