Larval Development: Making Ants into Soldiers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Many ant species have complex caste systems, with reproductive queens and sterile workers, which often play distinct roles in the maintenance and defense of the colony. A new study sheds light on how these worker caste systems evolved and the mechanisms by which totipotent larvae give rise to the alternative adult castes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nijhout, HF

Published Date

  • January 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • R32 - R34

PubMed ID

  • 30620915

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0445

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-9822

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cub.2018.11.019


  • eng