A black and brown ant stands over various sizes of whitish purple, oval shaped larvae and yellow, oblong eggs
A Single Transcription Factor Changes Ants to Queens
The transcription factor can also drive the opposite transition depending on which hormone activates it, according to a new study.
A Single Transcription Factor Changes Ants to Queens
A Single Transcription Factor Changes Ants to Queens

The transcription factor can also drive the opposite transition depending on which hormone activates it, according to a new study.

The transcription factor can also drive the opposite transition depending on which hormone activates it, according to a new study.

eusociality
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
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
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
Ruth Williams | May 14, 2015
Scientists describe the genetic changes associated with solitary-to-social transitions throughout bee evolution.
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.