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The role of hormones

H. Frederik Nijhout and Emily Laub

in Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198797500
eISBN:
9780191838842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797500.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Many behaviors of insects are stimulated, modified, or modulated by hormones. The principal hormones involved are the same as the ones that control moulting, metamorphosis, and other aspects of ... More


The genetic and endocrine basis for the evolution of metamorphosis in insects

Deniz F. Erezyilmaz

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The class Insecta is an ideal model for the study of complex life histories and their evolution. In this group, direct development is ancestral, and complete metamorphosis arose as a monophyletic ... More


Physiology of migration

Hugh Dingle

in Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199640386
eISBN:
9780191780714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the physiological basis for migratory activity across organism diversity. One of the keys to timing migration is photoperiod, which allows anticipation of environmental change, ... More


Parallels in understanding the endocrine control of lifespan with the firebug Pyrrhocoris apterus and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

Magdalena Hodkova and Marc Tatar

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In many organisms, reproduction is negatively correlated with life span, but little is known about proximate mechanisms of this trade-off. According to the traditional view, internal energy reserves ... More


Honey bee life history plasticity: Development, behavior, and aging

Brenda Rascón, Navdeep S. Mutti, Christina Tolfsen, and Gro V. Amdam

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Honey bee (Apis mellifera) females differentiate into distinct castes during development: the primary reproductive queen and the essentially sterile worker. Workers are characterized by complex ... More


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