Worker division of labor and endocrine physiology are associated in the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus.

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In Pogonomyrmex californicus harvester ants, an age-associated division of labor occurs in the worker caste, in which young workers perform in-nest tasks and older workers forage for food. Here, we tested whether this behavioral division is age based or age flexible, and whether it coincides with differential expression of systemic hormones with known roles… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.060822

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@article{Dolezal2012WorkerDO, title={Worker division of labor and endocrine physiology are associated in the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus.}, author={Adam G. Dolezal and Colin S Brent and Bert Hoelldobler and Gro V Amdam}, journal={The Journal of experimental biology}, year={2012}, volume={215 Pt 3}, pages={454-60} }