eusocial insects
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Jim Daley | Mar 31, 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
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Sep 30, 2016
A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.
Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior
Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior
Bob Grant | Jan 4, 2016
Histone modifications to the DNA of Florida carpenter ants can turn soldiers into foragers.
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Dec 31, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Performance Art
Performance Art
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 31, 2014
Regulation of genome expression orchestrates the behavior of insect castes and the human response to social stress.
The Genetics of Society
The Genetics of Society
Claire Asher and Seirian Sumner | Dec 31, 2014
Researchers aim to unravel the molecular mechanisms by which a single genotype gives rise to diverse castes in eusocial organisms.