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Structure and function of defensive glands in soldiers of Glossotermes oculatus (Isoptera: Serritermitidae)

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    0342579 - UOCHB-X 2011 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Šobotník, Jan - Bourguignon, T. - Hanus, Robert - Weyda, František - Roisin, Y.
    Structure and function of defensive glands in soldiers of Glossotermes oculatus (Isoptera: Serritermitidae).
    Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Roč. 99, č. 4 (2010), s. 839-848 ISSN 0024-4066
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GAP506/10/1570
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z40550506; CEZ:AV0Z50070508
    Klíčová slova: autothysis * behaviour * frontal gland * labial glands * labral gland
    Kód oboru RIV: CC - Organická chemie
    Impakt faktor: 2.166, rok: 2010

    In the present study, we investigated the structure and function of defensive glands in Glossotermes oculatus soldiers aiming to understand their use in combat. Three glands are involved in defence: labral, frontal, and labial glands. Mandibles are used to bite the enemy, whereas the secretions of labral and labial glands are discharged into the wound. A striking characteristic of G. oculatus is the lack of the frontal pore; the secretion of the frontal gland is discharged by a rupture of the body wall. We hypothesized that this self-sacrifice is an efficient way of blocking a gallery under attack.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0185280