Experts and Doctors on ants in Tempe, Arizona, United States
Locale: Tempe, Arizona, United States
- Penick C, Prager S, Liebig J. Juvenile hormone induces queen development in late-stage larvae of the ant Harpegnathos saltator. J Insect Physiol. 2012;58:1643-9 pubmed publisher..This shift may have facilitated the development of greater queen-worker dimorphism as well as multiple worker castes. ..
- Dolezal A, Johnson J, Hölldobler B, Amdam G. Division of labor is associated with age-independent changes in ovarian activity in Pogonomyrmex californicus harvester ants. J Insect Physiol. 2013;59:519-24 pubmed publisher..The general finding that ovarian physiology is associated with social insect behaviors is consistent with the hypothesis that reproductive physiology may have played an important role in the evolution of social insect behavior...
- Yan H, Opachaloemphan C, Mancini G, Yang H, Gallitto M, Mlejnek J, et al. An Engineered orco Mutation Produces Aberrant Social Behavior and Defective Neural Development in Ants. Cell. 2017;170:736-747.e9 pubmed publisher..Therefore, the development of genetics in Harpegnathos establishes this ant species as a model organism to study the complexity of eusociality. ..
- Gospocic J, Shields E, Glastad K, Lin Y, Penick C, Yan H, et al. The Neuropeptide Corazonin Controls Social Behavior and Caste Identity in Ants. Cell. 2017;170:748-759.e12 pubmed publisher..We propose that corazonin is a central regulator of caste identity and behavior in social insects. ..