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Pheromone Communication in Social Insects: Ants, Wasps, Bees and Termites

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Series: Westview Studies in Insect Biology

Edited By: Robert K Vander Meer, Michael D Breed, Mark L Winston and Karl E Espelie

352 pages, Figs, tabs

Westview Press

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #58724 | ISBN: 0813389763
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Bringing together for the first time prominent researchers in social insect pheremone communication, including nestmate recognition, this book highlights the areas of convergence and divergence among ants, wasps, bees and termites, and identifies areas that need further investigation.


Foreword; (Bert Hlldobler. ); Introduction: Sources And Secretions; Pheromone Communication in Social Insects: Sources and Secretions; (Johan Billen and E. David Morgan. ); The Cuticle and Cuticular Hydrocarbons of Insects: Structure, Function, and Biochemistry; (Gary J. Blomquist, Julie A. Tillman, Shuping Mpuru, and Steven J. Seybold. ); Nestmate Recognition In Social Insects; Chemical Cues in Kin Recognition: Criteria for Identification, Experimental Approaches, and the Honey Bee as an Example; (Michael D. Breed. ); Nestmate Recognition in Ants; (Robert K. Vander Meer and Laurence Morel. ); Nest and Nestmate Discrimination in Independent-Founding Paper Wasps; (Theresa L. Singer, Karl E. Espelie, and George J. Gamboa. ); Nestmate Recognition in Termites; (Jean-Luc Clment and Anne-Genvive Bagnres. ); Social Insect Releaser Pheromones; Pheromone Directed Behavior in Ants; (R. K. Vander Meer and Leeanne E. Alonso. ); Releaser Pheromones in Termites; (Jacques M. Pasteels and Christian Bordereau. ); Chemical Communication in Social Wasps; (Peter J. Landolt, Robert L. Jeanne, and Hal C. Reed. ); Exocrine Glands and Their Products in Non- Apis Bees: Chemical, Functional, and Evolutionary Perspectives; (Abraham Hefetz. ); Mass Action in Honey Bees: Alarm, Swarming, and the Role of Releaser Pheromones; (Justin O. Schmidt. ); Social Insect Primer Pheromones; Primer Pheromones in Ants; (Edward L. Vargo. ); Primer Pheromones and Possible Soldier Caste Influence on the Evolution of Sociality in Lower Termites; (Gregg Henderson. ); Royal Flavours: Honey Bee Queen Pheromones; (Keith N. Slessor, Leonard J. Foster, and Mark L. Winston.)

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