The origin of the chemical profiles of fungal symbionts and their significance for nestmate recognition in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants

@article{Richard2007TheOO,
  title={The origin of the chemical profiles of fungal symbionts and their significance for nestmate recognition in Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants},
  author={Freddie-Jeanne Richard and Michael Poulsen and Abraham Hefetz and Christine Errard and David R Nash and Jacobus J Boomsma},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={61},
  pages={1637-1649}
}
Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles are essential for nestmate recognition in insect societies, and quantitative variation in these recognition cues is both environmentally and genetically determined. Environmental cues are normally derived from food or nest material, but an exceptional situation may exist in the fungus-growing ants where the symbiotic fungus garden may be an independent source of recognition compounds. To investigate this hypothesis, we quantified the chemical profiles of the… CONTINUE READING
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