eusociality
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
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.
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.
Phytochemical Helps Differentiate Workers from Queen Bees
Phytochemical Helps Differentiate Workers from Queen Bees
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 28, 2015
The consumption of p-coumaric acid, a chemical found in honey and pollen, may help set a female honeybee on its course to becoming a worker instead of a queen.
The Evolution of Social Bees
The Evolution of Social Bees
Ruth Williams | May 14, 2015
Scientists describe the genetic changes associated with solitary-to-social transitions throughout bee evolution.
The Genetics of Society
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.