Long live the queen: studying aging in social insects

Abstract

Aging is a fascinating, albeit controversial, chapter in biology. Few other subjects have elicited more than a century of ever-increasing scientific interest. In this review, we discuss studies on aging in social insects, a group of species that includes ants and termites, as well as certain bee and wasp species. One striking feature of social insects is… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11357-005-2916-z

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