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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (4): 645–651.
Published: 15 February 2017
...Ya-nan Cheng; Ping Wen; Shi-hao Dong; Ken Tan; James C. Nieh ABSTRACT In colonial organisms, alarm pheromones can provide a key fitness advantage by enhancing colony defence and warning of danger. Learning which species use alarm pheromone and the key compounds involved therefore enhances our...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (19): 3512–3518.
Published: 1 October 2014
...Jianjun Li; Zhengwei Wang; Ken Tan; Yufeng Qu; James C. Nieh Social pollinators such as honey bees face attacks from predators not only at the nest, but also during foraging. Pollinating honey bees can therefore release alarm pheromones that deter conspecifics from visiting dangerous inflorescences...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (18): 3229–3236.
Published: 15 September 2014
... elicit a variety of behavioral responses to danger, but the functional plasticity of these signals has not been well studied. Here we report an alarm pheromone in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus that elicits two different behaviors depending on context. When an ant was tethered inside an unfamiliar nest...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (15): 2442–2449.
Published: 1 August 2008
... foundress is the principal egg-layer, whereas workers perform different tasks linked to colony development. Previous studies have demonstrated in this genus that defence of the colony by the workers is more effectively carried out by a collective response elicited by venom volatiles used as alarm pheromones...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (11): 1779–1790.
Published: 1 June 2003
... cortisol fish Oncorhynchus mykiss behaviour metal olfaction predator avoidance alarm pheromone © The Company of Biologists Limited 2003 2003 5 3 2003 * Author for correspondence (e-mail: scott@zoology.ubc.ca ) ...