• Biology
  • Published 2005

Intercolony agonism and protein variation based on environmental cues in Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)

@inproceedings{He2005IntercolonyAA,
  title={Intercolony agonism and protein variation based on environmental cues in Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)},
  author={Huangying He and Jianchu Mo and Chengyuan Pan and Shimiao Zhang},
  year={2005}
}
The correlation between intercolony aggression levels and total protein content of soldiers in the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, was investigated using field-collected colonies and laboratory colonies experiencing a 35-day rearing period under controlled conditions. The protein content in individuals was determined with the brilliant blue G-250 spectrophotometry method. The behavioral and biochemical results of this study proved that environmental cues play an… CONTINUE READING