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Genomics, Physiology and Behaviour of Social Insects provides comprehensive information on the social insect groups described, including new and unique reviews on emerging model social organisms. Genomics, Physiology and Behaviour of Social Insects's interdisciplinary approach integrates behavior, genomics, and physiology, providing readers with great insights into the present state of a rapidly expanding area of research. It also discusses areas where new research tools will bring hope to longstanding problems.
Old Threads Make New Tapestry – Rewiring of Signalling Pathways Underlies Caste Phenotypic Plasticity in the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera L.
Klaus Hartfelder, Karina R. Guidugli-Lazzarini, Mario S. Cervoni, Douglas E. Santos and Fernanda C. Humann
The Physiological and Genomic Bases of Bumble Bee Social Behavior
Etya Amsalem, Christina M. Grozinger, Mario Padilla and Abraham Hefetz
Physiological and Genomic Mechanisms of Social Organization in Wasps (Family: Vespidae)
Jennifer M. Jandt and Amy L. Toth
Juvenile Hormone, a Central Regulator of Termite Caste Polyphenism
The Physiology and Genomics of Social Transitions in Aphids
Insect Reward Systems: Comparing Flies and Bees
Eirik Søvik , Clint J. Perry and Andrew B. Barron
Epigenetics in Social Insects
Karl M. Glastad, Linh Chau and Michael A. D. Goodisman
The Molecular and Evolutionary Genetic Implications of Being Truly Social for the Social Insects
Timothy A. Linksvayer
Population Genomic and Phylogenomic Insights into the Evolution of Physiology and Behavior in Social Insects
Clement F. Kent and Amro Zayed
Understanding Honey Bee Worker Self-Sacrifice: A Conceptual-Empirical Framework
Emma K. Mullen and Graham J. Thompson
Amro Zayed was awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal in 2007 for his doctoral research on bee popualtion and conservation genetics. He held a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois' Department of Entomology (2006-2008) where he worked on the evolutionary genomics of social insects with Dr. Charles Whitfield. Dr. Zayed then served as a Fellow for the Institute for Genomic Biology's Genomics of Neural & Behavioral Plasticity Theme, led by Dr. Gene Robinson, at the University of Illinois (2008-2009). Dr. Zayed joined York University's Department of Biology as an Assistant Professor in 2009, where he leads an integrative research program on the evolution and genetics of social behavior in insects. Dr. Zayed received the Ontario Government of Research and Innovation's Early Researcher Award in 2010.
Clement Kent began his studies with mathematics and computing, continued with statistics, stochastic models, and ecology, and ended up doing behavior and population genetics, genomics, and metabolomics. At divers points among these studies he worked in the computing industry, becoming CTO and Vice President of Research. He studied fruit fly genetics and social behavior with Marla Sokolowski and Joel Levine, honeybee population genomics with Amro Zayed, and now works on fruit fly neurobiology with Ulrike Heberlein at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In his spare time he likes to garden, do population genomics analyses of social insect genomes, hike, and socialize with social insect researchers.