Individual Experience Alone Can Generate Lasting Division of Labor in Ants

@article{Ravary2007IndividualEA,
  title={Individual Experience Alone Can Generate Lasting Division of Labor in Ants},
  author={Fabien Ravary and Emmanuel Lecoutey and Gwena{\"e}l Kaminski and Nicolas Ch{\^a}line and Pierre Jaisson},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={1308-1312}
}
  • Fabien Ravary, Emmanuel Lecoutey, +2 authors Pierre Jaisson
  • Published in Current Biology 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Division of labor, the specialization of workers on different tasks, largely contributes to the ecological success of social insects [1, 2]. Morphological, genotypic, and age variations among workers, as well as their social interactions, all shape division of labor [1-12]. In addition, individual experience has been suggested to influence workers in their decision to execute a task [13-18], but its potential impact on the organization of insect societies has yet to be demonstrated [19, 20… CONTINUE READING

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