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Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Jim Daley | Apr 1, 2018
Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2016
A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.
Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior
Bob Grant | Jan 4, 2016
Histone modifications to the DNA of Florida carpenter ants can turn soldiers into foragers.
Molly Sharlach | Jan 1, 2015
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Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2015
Regulation of genome expression orchestrates the behavior of insect castes and the human response to social stress.
The Genetics of Society
Claire Asher and Seirian Sumner | Jan 1, 2015
Researchers aim to unravel the molecular mechanisms by which a single genotype gives rise to diverse castes in eusocial organisms.