Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 10, pp 1228–1229

Ecdysteroid titre and caste determination in the ant,Pheidole pallidula (Nyl.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

  • J. P. Suzzoni
  • L. Passera
  • A. Strambi
Specialia

DOI: 10.1007/BF01976144

Cite this article as:
Suzzoni, J.P., Passera, L. & Strambi, A. Experientia (1980) 36: 1228. doi:10.1007/BF01976144

Summary

In the antPheidole pallidula, ecdysteroid level is higher in worker-biased eggs than queen-biased eggs. Moreover queens laying worker-biased eggs exhibit a higher ecdysteroid level than queens laying queen-biased eggs.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Suzzoni
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Passera
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Strambi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biologie des InsectesUniversité Paul-SabatierToulouse Cedex(France)
  2. 2.C.N.R.S., I.N.P. 6, 31, chemin Joseph-AiguierMarseille Cedex 2(France)