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Developmental pathways of Glossotermes oculatus (Isoptera, Serritermitidae): at the cross-roads of worker caste evolution in termites

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    0331990 - UOCHB-X 2010 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Bourguignon, T. - Šobotník, Jan - Hanus, Robert - Roisin, Y.
    Developmental pathways of Glossotermes oculatus (Isoptera, Serritermitidae): at the cross-roads of worker caste evolution in termites.
    Evolution & Development. Roč. 11, č. 6 (2009), s. 659-668 ISSN 1520-541X
    Grant CEP: GA AV ČR IAA600550614
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z40550506
    Klíčová slova: Glossotermes * Serritermitidae * Isoptera * ontogeny
    Kód oboru RIV: CC - Organická chemie
    Impakt faktor: 3.179, rok: 2009

    In this paper, we show that the apterous immatures performing worker tasks in Glossotermes oculatus are the source of the single wing-budded nymphal instar preceding the alate. Consequently, they qualify as pseudergates rather than true workers. However, the sex ratio is strongly male-biased in pseudergates and soldiers, which is a trait usually restricted to termites with true workers.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0177358