Chemical Ecology: A New Royal Scent in a Small Insect Society

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Understanding the diversity of insect societies is tied to explaining the mechanisms of reproductive division of labor. Small societies were not expected to use chemical signals or queen pheromones for this purpose. A new study shows that one of them does while using unexpected compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R280-R282
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 23 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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