Soldier production in a stingless bee depends on rearing location and nurse behaviour

@article{Segers2015SoldierPI,
  title={Soldier production in a stingless bee depends on rearing location and nurse behaviour},
  author={F. Segers and C. Menezes and A. Vollet-Neto and D. Lambert and C. Gr{\"u}ter},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={69},
  pages={613-623}
}
The spectacular morphological variation among workers of certain ant and termite species has fascinated evolutionary biologists since Darwin. In some species, environmental triggers induce larvae to develop into different phenotypes, e.g. minor or major workers (soldiers). Recently, the first soldier subcaste was discovered in a bee, the stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula. In contrast to ants, which raise their offspring by progressively feeding larvae until the pupal stage, T. angustula… Expand
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