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Not Only Soldiers Have Weapons: Evolution of the Frontal Gland in Imagoes of the Termite Families Rhinotermitidae and Serritermitidae

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    0353194 - UOCHB-X 2011 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Šobotník, Jan - Bourguignon, T. - Hanus, Robert - Sillam-Dusses, David - Pflegerová, Jitka - Weyda, František - Kutalová, Kateřina - Vytisková, B. - Roisin, Y.
    Not Only Soldiers Have Weapons: Evolution of the Frontal Gland in Imagoes of the Termite Families Rhinotermitidae and Serritermitidae.
    PLoS ONE. Roč. 5, č. 12 (2010), e15761/1-e15761/7 E-ISSN 1932-6203
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GAP506/10/1570
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z40550506; CEZ:AV0Z50070508
    Klíčová slova: termites * imagoes * soldiers * Rhinotermitidae * Serritermitidae * frontal gland
    Kód oboru RIV: CC - Organická chemie
    Impakt faktor: 4.411, rok: 2010
    www.plosone.org

    We report on the development of the frontal gland in alate imagoes of 10 genera and 13 species of Rhinotermitidae and Serritermitidae, in order to shed light on the evolution and function of this gland in imagoes. Our direct observations and comparisons with soldiers suggest a defensive role of the gland in imagoes of all studied species. This functional analogy, along with the anatomic homology between the frontal gland in soldiers and imagoes, make it likely that the gland appeared once during the early evolution of rhinotermitid ancestors, and remained as a defensive organ of prime importance in both, soldiers and imagoes.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0192508