Growth and pruning of mushroom body Kenyon cell dendrites during worker behavioral development in the paper wasp, <ce:italic>Polybia aequatorialis</ce:italic> (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

@article{Jones2009GrowthAP,
  title={Growth and pruning of mushroom body Kenyon cell dendrites during worker behavioral development in the paper wasp, <ce:italic>Polybia aequatorialis</ce:italic> (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)},
  author={Theresa A. Jones and Nicole A Donlan and Sean Pyne O’Donnell},
  journal={Neurobiology of Learning and Memory},
  year={2009},
  volume={92},
  pages={485-495}
}
Adult workers of some social insect species show dramatic behavioral changes as they pass through a sequence of task specializations. In the paper wasp, Polybia aequatorialis, female workers begin adult life within the nest tending brood, progress to maintaining and defending the nest exterior, and ultimately leave the nest to forage. The mushroom body (MB) calyx neuropil increases in volume as workers progress from in-nest to foraging tasks. In other social Hymenoptera (bees and ants), MB… CONTINUE READING

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