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It has been 55 years since Nikolaas Tinbergen formalized the field of ethology by identifying four types of inquiry that address the "how" and "why" of animal behavior from both a contemporary and historical perspective. This framework has been particularly useful in exploring eusocial behavior...

Author(s)
Kapheim, K. M.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2019, 73, 1, pp 186
Abstract

The shift from solitary to social living is a major evolutionary transition for social insects. In bees, this transition is marked by certain females becoming reproductive and reducing their role in nest and offspring care, duties that are assumed by other females. Biogenic amines play a...

Author(s)
Cook, C. N.; Lawson, S. P.; Brent, C. S.; Rehan, S. M.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag, Paris, France
Citation
Apidologie, 2019, 50, 1, pp 90-99
Abstract

Continued loss of natural habitats with native prairies and wildflower patches is eliminating diverse sources of pollen, nectar and phytochemicals therein for foraging bees. The longstanding plant-pollinator mutualism reiterates the role of phytochemicals in sustaining plant-pollinator relationship ...

Author(s)
Bernklau, E.; Bjostad, L.; Hogeboom, A.; Carlisle, A.; Arathi, H. S.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Insects, 2019, 10, 1, pp 14
Abstract

Sociality has brought many advantages to various hymenoptera species, including their ability of regulating physical factors in their nest (e.g., temperature). Although less studied, humidity is known to be important for egg, larval and pupal development, and also for nectar concentration. Two...

Author(s)
Eouzan, I.; Garnery, L.; Pinto, M. A.; Delalande, D.; Neves, C. J.; Fabre, F.; Lesobre, J.; Houte, S.; Estonba, A.; Montes, I.; Sime-Ngando, T.; Biron, D. G.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 2, pp e0200048
Abstract

Sexual reproduction implies binary outcomes of competitive interactions for access to male gametes: lifelong virgin females with null fitness vs. mated females with variable (generally nonzero) fitness. Female mating failure has long remained a dormant concept in sexual selection theory in part...

Author(s)
Rhainds, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2019, 167, 1, pp 73-84
Abstract

The ecological and evolutionary success of social insects relies on their ability to efficiently discriminate between group members and aliens. Nestmate recognition occurs by phenotype matching, the comparison of the referent (colony) phenotype to the one of an encountered individual. Based on the...

Author(s)
Rossi, N.; Baracchi, D.; Giurfa, M.; d'Ettorre, P.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
American Naturalist, 2019, 193, 2, pp 267-278
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Inhibitor cystine knot (ICK) peptides are one of the three family members of cystine knot (CK) peptides. Peptides of this kind consist of a triplet-stranded antiparallel β-sheet stabilized by three disulfide bonds to form a topological knot. They are widely distributed in animals, plants, fungi and ...

Author(s)
Zhao JingRu; Yuan ShouLi; Gao Bin; Zhu ShunYi
Publisher
Editorial Office of Acta Entomologica Sinica, Beijing, China
Citation
Acta Entomologica Sinica, 2018, 61, 10, pp 1212-1221
Abstract

The mechanisms by which organisms adapt to variable environments are a fundamental question in evolutionary biology and are important to protect important species in response to a changing climate. An interesting candidate to study this question is the honey bee Apis cerana, a keystone pollinator...

Author(s)
Chen Chao; Wang HuiHua; Liu ZhiGuang; Chen Xiao; Tang Jiao; Meng FanMing; Shi Wei
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2018, 35, 9, pp 2260-2271
Abstract

Plants have evolved many defenses against insect herbivores, including numerous chemicals that can reduce herbivore growth, performance, and fitness. One group of chemicals, the tropane alkaloids, is commonly found in the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and has been thought to reduce performance and ...

Author(s)
Wilson, J. K.; Tseng, A. S.; Potter, K. A.; Davidowitz, G.; Hildebrand, J. G.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Arthropod - Plant Interactions, 2018, 12, 1, pp 21-29
Abstract

Background: One of the best studied developmental processes is the Drosophila segmentation cascade. However, this cascade is generally considered to be highly derived and unusual, with segments being patterned simultaneously, rather than the ancestral sequential segmentation mode. We present a...

Author(s)
Auman, T.; Chipman, A. D.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2018, 18, 178, pp (28 November 2018)

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