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Caste differentiation in lower termites

Weil, Tobias (2010) Caste differentiation in lower termites. PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

Social insects are prominent model organisms of evolutionary biology. Their castes are an example of phenotypic plasticity and differential gene expression produces strong differences among their traits. The highly structured life of social insects is characterized by reproductive division of labor and complexity of communication. For instance, in social Hymenoptera or termites the presence of a ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

Soziale Insekten sind bedeutende Modellorganismen der Evolutionsbiologie. Ihre Kasten sind ein Beispiel phänotypischer Plastizität, wobei die großen Unterschiede zwischen den Kasten auf differentieller Genexpression beruhen. Die hochkomplexen Strukturen sozialen Lebens dieser Insekten sind durch eine reproduktive Arbeitsteilung und vielfältige Kommunikationsmechanismen gekennzeichnet. So hemmt ...


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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:17 February 2010
Referee:Judith (Prof. Dr.) Korb
Date of exam:25 September 2008
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
Keywords:Termiten , Genexpression , Holzfressende Termiten , Fortpflanzung , Sozialverhalten , Differentielle Genexpression , Kaste , RNS-Interferenz , Kastendetermination , Reproduktive Arbeitsteilung , Kutikuläre Kohlenwasserstoffe , caste determination , reproductive division of labor , termites , gene expression , cuticular hydrocarbons
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:13093
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