Life history and development ‐ a framework for understanding developmental plasticity in lower termites

@article{Korb2008LifeHA,
  title={Life history and development ‐ a framework for understanding developmental plasticity in lower termites},
  author={J. Korb and K. Hartfelder},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={83}
}
Termites (Isoptera) are the phylogenetically oldest social insects, but in scientific research they have always stood in the shadow of the social Hymenoptera. Both groups of social insects evolved complex societies independently and hence, their different ancestry provided them with different life‐history preadaptations for social evolution. Termites, the ‘social cockroaches’, have a hemimetabolous mode of development and both sexes are diploid, while the social Hymenoptera belong to the… Expand
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