Individual Experience Alone Can Generate Lasting Division of Labor in Ants

  title={Individual Experience Alone Can Generate Lasting Division of Labor in Ants},
  author={F. Ravary and E. Lecoutey and G. Kaminski and N. Ch{\^a}line and P. Jaisson},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • F. Ravary, E. Lecoutey, +2 authors P. Jaisson
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • 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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