Go to content
UR Home

Lipid content influences division of labour in a clonal ant

Bernadou, Abel ; Hoffacker, Elisabeth ; Pable, Julia ; Heinze, Jürgen


The fat body, a major metabolic hub in insects, is involved in many functions, e.g. energy storage, nutrient sensing and immune response. In social insects, fat appears to play an additional role in division of labour between egg layers and workers, which specialize in nonreproductive tasks inside and outside their nest. For instance, reproductives are more resistant to starvation, and changes in ...


Owner only: item control page
  1. Homepage UR

University Library

Publication Server


Publishing: oa@ur.de
0941 943 -4239 or -69394

Dissertations: dissertationen@ur.de
0941 943 -3904

Research data: daten@ur.de
0941 943 -4239

Contact persons