Inter-caste communication in social insects.

  title={Inter-caste communication in social insects.},
  author={Christoph Gr{\"u}ter and Laurent Keller},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
Social insect colonies function as highly integrated units despite consisting of many individuals. This requires the different functional parts of the colony (e.g. different castes) to exchange information that aid in colony functioning and ontogeny. Here we discuss inter-caste communication in three contexts, firstly, the communication between males and females during courtship, secondly, the communication between queens and workers that regulate reproduction and thirdly, the communication… CONTINUE READING

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