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J Exp Biol jeb.243847.
Published: 1 July 2022
...Lucas Baumgart; Marti Wittke; Svenja Morsbach; Bérengère Abou; Florian Menzel Maintaining water balance is vital for terrestrial organisms. Insects protect themselves against desiccation via cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs). CHC layers are complex mixtures of solid and liquid hydrocarbons...
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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (5): jeb242514.
Published: 10 March 2022
..., the cribellate thread is one of the earliest thread types that was specialized to capture prey. In contrast to other capture threads, it lacks adhesive glue and consists of nanofibres, which do not only adhere to insects via van der Waals forces but also interact with the insects' cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (6): jeb174433.
Published: 21 March 2018
... Faso. Survival strategies were studied through morphometric (wing length), ecophysiological (respiratory gas exchanges), biochemical (cuticular hydrocarbons composition) and molecular (AKH mRNA expression levels) parameters, variations of which are usually considered to be hallmarks of aestivation...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (5): 750–753.
Published: 1 March 2017
... Cuticular hydrocarbons Fertility cues Author contributions K.B. and R.J. conceived the study, K.B. and F.R.P. conducted the experiments. All authors analysed the data, wrote the manuscript and approved the final version. Funding This research was funded by the Centre National de la...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (11): 1632–1638.
Published: 1 June 2016
... aggressive behavior. Social insects Cuticular hydrocarbons Chirality Worker reproduction Reproductive division of labor is one of the defining principles of eusociality ( Oster and Wilson, 1978 ). Consequently, in most eusocial groups only one or a few individuals reproduce, even though all...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (3): 419–430.
Published: 1 February 2016
.... Highlighted Article: Fertility signals are not conserved in four species of Odontomachus trap-jaw ants: male signals are more conserved, but are species specific. Bioassays implicate newly discovered compounds as fertility signals for O. ruginodis. Lipid Cuticular hydrocarbons Division of labor...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (17): 2998–3001.
Published: 1 September 2014
... by the parasitic mite Varroa destructor using host cuticular hydrocarbons . Parasitology   137 , 967 - 973 . Huang   Z.-Y. , Robinson   G. E. ( 1996 ). Regulation of honey bee division of labor by colony age demography . Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol.   39 , 147 - 158 . Le Conte   Y. , Ellis...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (13): 2399–2410.
Published: 1 July 2014
... and ecdysteroid titers in hemolymph, ecdysteroid content of the ovary and cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) profiles in the caste-monomorphic, epiponine wasp Polybia micans Ducke. We found that the JH titer was not elevated in competing queens from established multiple-queen nests, but increased in lone queens...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (20): 3917–3924.
Published: 15 October 2013
...Adrian A. Smith; Jocelyn G. Millar; Lawrence M. Hanks; Andrew V. Suarez SUMMARY Contact pheromones in the form of cuticular hydrocarbons are widespread among insects. Eusocial insects present a special challenge for understanding the evolution of the cuticular hydrocarbon profile because this blend...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (14): 2471–2478.
Published: 15 July 2012
...Stephan Kühbandner; Sergej Sperling; Kenji Mori; Joachim Ruther SUMMARY The surface of insects is covered by a complex mixture of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) to prevent desiccation. In many species these lipids also have communicative functions, but often it is unknown which components...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (8): 1249–1256.
Published: 15 April 2008
... cuticular hydrocarbons (CHC), of genetic and/or environmental origin serve as recognition cues. Most invasive populations of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), display minimal nestmate–non-nestmate discrimination, resulting in low levels of intraspecific aggression allowing free movement...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (7): 1109–1113.
Published: 1 April 2008
... suitable for studying the chemical basis of aggression in ants. ants aggression mandible opening nestmate recognition chemical cues cuticular hydrocarbons Social insects are typically characterised by efficient recognition systems guaranteeing social cohesion and protection against robbery...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (4): 548–554.
Published: 15 February 2008
...Yongliang Fan; Dorit Eliyahu; Coby Schal SUMMARY Cuticular hydrocarbons of arthropods serve multiple functions, including as barriers to water loss and as pheromones and pheromone precursors. In the oviparous German cockroach, Blattella germanica , long-chain hydrocarbons are produced by oenocytes...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (5): 897–905.
Published: 1 March 2007
... complexity in ant hydrocarbon recognition cues, we studied the species recognition response of two ant species, Linepithema humile and Aphaenogaster cockerelli , and the recognition of conspecifics by L. humile . The cuticular hydrocarbons of ants are composed of molecules of varying chain lengths from three...