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Title Genomics, physiology and behaviour of social insects / edited by Amro Zayed, Clement F. Kent ; contributors, Patrick Abbot [and twenty-three others]
Edition First edition
Published Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Academic Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (380 pages) : illustrations (some color), graphs, photographs
Series Advances in Insect Physiology, 0065-2806 ; Volume 48
Advances in insect physiology ; Volume 48
Contents Front Cover; Genomics, Physiology and Behaviour of Social Insects; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Introduction to Advances in Insect Physiology: Genomics, Physiology and Behaviour of Social Insects; References; Chapter One: Old Threads Make New Tapestry-Rewiring of Signalling Pathways Underlies Caste Phenotypic Plasticity in the Ho ... ; 1. Introduction; 2. Differential Feeding of Honey Bee Larvae; 3. The Secrets of Royal Jelly; 4. The Role of JH in Honey Bee Caste Development; 5. IIS, TOR and Egfr Pathway Activities in Honey Bee Caste Development
1.4. Ultimate mechanisms shaping bumble bee social behaviour2. Kin Conflict over Sex Ratios in Bumble Bees; 3. Behavioural, Physiological, and Genetic Traits Associated with the Solitary Phase; 3.1. Pre-mating and mating behaviour; 3.2. Diapause in newly mated queens; 3.3. Genomic mechanisms underlying the queen solitary phase; 4. Behavioural, Physiological, and Genetic Traits Associated With the Eusocial Phase; 4.1. Who wins the conflict over male production?; 4.2. Underlying hormonal mechanisms and queen effect on worker reproduction
4.3. The chemistry underlying queen-worker conflict over reproduction-Is there a queen pheromone?4.4. Genomic factors underlying queen-worker conflict; 5. Worker-Worker Conflict over Reproduction; 5.1. Rates of worker reproduction; 5.2. Worker reproductive hierarchy; 5.3. Aggression and hierarchy formation; 5.4. Chemical communication versus dominance behaviour; 5.5. Hormonal regulation of reproduction and dominance; 5.6. Genomic mechanisms underlying worker-worker conflict; 5.7. Factors affecting dominance and reproduction in workers
5.8. Drifting bees: Fortuitous error or intra-specific parasitism?5.9. Extrapolating from QL groups to whole QR colonies; 6. Larval Development and Mechanisms Underlying Caste Determination; 6.1. Larval development; 6.2. The critical period for caste determination; 6.3. Hormonal and genomic regulation of caste determination; 6.4. Physiological and social factors affecting caste determination; 6.5. Nutrition as a factor affecting caste determination; 6.6. The effect of queen-worker conflict on caste determination; 6.7. Is there a queen pheromone that regulates caste determination?
6. Endogenous Hypoxia in Worker Larvae-Convergence of Nutrient Signalling and Oxidative Metabolism7. Epigenetics and Caste Development; 8. Are There Commonalities Between Context-Dependent Signalling Pathways in Larval Caste Development and Adult Caste Funct ... ; 9. Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter Two: The Physiological and Genomic Bases of Bumble Bee Social Behaviour; 1. Introduction; 1.1. The B. terrestris colony life history; 1.2. The social history of the B. terrestris colony; 1.3. Alternative life history strategies
Summary Physiology, Behavior, Genomics of Social Insects provides comprehensive information on the social insect groups described, including new and unique reviews on emerging model social organisms. The book's interdisciplinary approach integrates behavior, genomics, and physiology, providing readers with great insights into the present state of a rapidly expanding area of research. It also discusses areas where new research tools will bring hope to longstanding problems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed April 11, 2015)
Subject Insect societies.
Insects -- Behavior.
Insects -- Genetics.
Insects -- Physiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Abbot, Patrick, contributor
Kent, Clement F., editor
Zayed, Amro, editor
ISBN 0128023481 (electronic bk.)
9780128023488 (electronic bk.)