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Pheromone communication in social insects

ants, wasps, bees, and termites
  • 368 Pages
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Westview Press , Boulder, Colo
Animal communication, Pheromones, Insect soci
Statementedited by Robert K. Vander Meer ... [et al.].
ContributionsVander Meer, Robert K.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL776 .P485 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 368 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL683185M
ISBN 100813389763
LC Control Number97029921

Bringing together for the first time prominent researchers in social insect pheromone communication, including nestmate recognition, this book looks at ants, wasps, bees, and termites, highlighting areas of convergence and divergence among these groups, and identifying areas that need further by: Bringing together for the first time prominent researchers in social insect pheromone communication, including nestmate recognition, this book looks at ants, wasps, bees, and termites, highlighting areas of convergence and divergence among these groups, and identifying areas that need further investigation.

Examples of pheromone use by insects and spiders. Pheromones have long Pheromone communication in social insects book known to be important to the lives of insects in mating, as witnessed, for example, in some of the larger silkworm family moths, where males are noted to travel nearly 30 miles to a female, following a pheromone trail in the air.

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Bringing together for the first time prominent researchers in social insect pheromone communication, including nestmate recognition, this book looks at ants, wasps, bees, and termites, highlighting areas of convergence and divergence among these groups, and identifying areas that need further : The exocrine system in social insects is extremely well developed.

Pheromone producing glands are distributed over all regions of the social insect's body, with a location that is directly linked with their function. The use of trail pheromones represents a commonly known communication system for terrestrial social insects like ants and by: 6.

Pheromone Communication In Social Insects: Ants, Wasps, Bees, And Termites - Kindle edition by Vander Meer, Robert K, Breed, Michael D, Winston, Mark, Espelie, Karl E.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Pheromone Communication In Social Insects: Ants, Wasps, Bees, And : Robert K Vander Meer, Michael D Breed, Mark Winston. Pheromone Communication in Social Insects Article (PDF Available) in BioScience 49(2) January with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Get this from a library. Pheromone communication in social insects: ants, wasps, bees, and termites. [Robert K Vander Meer;] -- Characteristically, social insects rely heavily on behavioral mechanisms and associated pheromonal chemistry to maintain their sociality and to successfully function as a.

Request PDF | OnRobert K Vander Meer and others published Pheromone Communication in Social Insects: Ants, Wasps, Bees, and Termites | Find, read and. Together with the honey bee dance, honey bee pheromones represent one of the most advanced ways of communication among social insects.

Pheromones are chemical substances secreted by an animal’s exocrine glands that elicit a behavioral or physiological response by another animal of the same by: Author by: Glenn D.

Prestwich Languange: en Publisher by: Academic Press Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 26 Total Download: File Size: 51,9 Mb Description: Pheromone Biochemistry covers chapters on Lepidoptera, ticks, flies, beetles, and even vertebrate olfactory book discusses pheromone production and its regulation in female insects; as well.

Another important group of chemicals employed in insect communication are the alarm pheromones which have been rather well studied in social insects, particularly ants, termites and bees.

Less well studied are the alarm pheromones of aphids, which are best characterized as presocial insects displaying only a primitive sociality. Many of the pheromone components in social insects are derived from the chain elongation or chain shortening of fatty acids or from the isoprenoid pathway.

Chain elongation of appropriate fatty acids followed by the loss of carboxyl carbon leads to the formation of hydrocarbons that function widely in chemical communication in the social insects.

A pheromone (from Ancient Greek φέρω phero "to bear" and hormone) is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same ones are chemicals capable of acting like hormones outside the body of the secreting individual, to impact the behavior of the receiving individuals.

There are alarm pheromones, food trail pheromones, sex. Pheromone Communication In Social Insects: Ants, Wasps, B e oltre di libri sono disponibili per Amazon Kindle.

Maggiori informazioni. Pheromones and animal behaviour: communication bysmell and recruitment communication Social insects as self-organising systems Conclusion Further reading Pheromone signals can be eavesdropped (‘overheard’) by unin-tended recipients: for example, in the way specialist predatory beetles.

Vander Meer RK, Breed M, Winston ML () Pheromone communication in social insects: ants, wasps, bees, and termites. Westview Press, Boulder, CO Google Scholar Winston ML () Semiochemicals and insect sociality. For chemical information transfer between conspecifics, insects use pheromones, semiochemicals that have been shown to mediate sexual and social communication of innumerable species.

Thereby, pheromones contribute to the successful reproduction of insects and help to maintain the integrity of insect communities. The publication of Pheromone Communication in Social Insects is especially timely because the most recent volumes that deal extensively with this subject are now approximately 10 years old and cover only a few taxa (e.g., FreeHölldobler and Wilson ).Author: Gene E.

Robinson. Moths constitute the majority of the species within Lepidoptera, which is, as Löfstedt et al. note in Chapter 4, “the insect order for which we have the most extensive knowledge of volatile sex pheromones and the roles and mechanisms of pheromonal communication.” This new book looks at moth communication from many different angles Author: Katalin Böröczky.

Vander Meer, R. K., M. Breed, and M. Winston. Pheromone communication in social insects: ants, wasps, bees, and ew Press, Boulder, Colorado.

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Pheromone Communication in Social Insects: Ants, Wasps, Bees, and Termites by Robert K Vander Meer, Professor Michael D Breed, Mark Winston starting at $ Pheromone Communication in Social Insects: Ants, Wasps, Bees, and Termites has 1 available editions to.

This book provides a complete overview of cutting-edge research on insect sex pheromones and pheromone communication systems.

The coverage ranges from the chemistry, biosynthesis, and reception of sex pheromones to the control of odor-source searching behavior, and from molecules to the application of research findings to robotics. Communication by pheromones is highly developed in social insects such as honeybees, ants, or termites, which bear numerous pheromone glands on various body parts and produce a variety of chemicals.

Correspondingly they possess a large number of types of specialist receptor cells (Dumpert ; Vareschi ). Pheromones of social insects are Cited by: 1. Pheromones are key components in the survival of insects. The diversity and fine-tuned specificity of insect pheromones is fascinating.

Over the last few decades, the world of insect pheromones has been intensively explored, which has brought us profound understanding on the insect pheromone communication system from molecules to ecosystem and.

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The book covers foraging ecology and behavior of social insects, their communication mechanisms, and theoretical models of important aspects. It examines two different but inseparably interlaced levels of social insect foraging: the macroscopic or colony level and the microscopic or individual level.

Different species use a wide variety of chemical substances to send sexual signals. The first to be described chemically was bombykol, the silkworm moth's sex pheromone, which is a complex alcohol, (E,Z),hexadecadienol, discovered in It is detected in the antennae of the male moth by a pheromone-binding protein which carries the bombykol to a receptor bound to the membrane of a.

Social insects employ many different pheromone systems which control almost all of their activities. Because of the economic importance and fascination of social bees their pheromones have been among the most studied and many exciting discoveries that have recently been made.

This book is mostly concerned with pheromones of the honeybee. Common among moths is a mate-finding system in which females emit a pheromone that induces males to fly upwind along the pheromone plume. Since the chemical pheromone of the domesticated silk moth was identified ina steady increase in the number of moth species whose pheromone attractants have been identified now results in a rich base for review and synthesis.

Author by: Jae C. Choe Languange: en Publisher by: Cambridge University Press Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 67 Total Download: File Size: 46,6 Mb Description: Insects and arachnids display the most impressive diversity of mating and social behavior among all book investigates sexual competition in these groups, and the variety of ways in which males and.Pheromone-style Communication for Swarm Intelligence: /ch Pheromones are the important chemical substances for social insects to realize cooperative collective behavior.

The most famous example of pheromone-basedCited by: 4.done on moths, and is balanced by chapters on beetles, flies, cockroaches. and social insects. Studies on the biochemistry and endocrine regulation of pheromone production have been emphasized in pest insects, insects that produce large amounts of pheromone and as ex tensions of .