publication . Article . 2016

Caste-Specific and Sex-Specific Expression of Chemoreceptor Genes in a Termite.

Mitaka, Yuki; Kobayashi, Kazuya; Mikheyev, Alexander; Tin, Mandy M. Y.; Watanabe, Yutaka; Matsuura, Kenji;
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  • Published: 13 Jan 2016 Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 11, issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Abstract
The sophisticated colony organization of eusocial insects is primarily maintained through the utilization of pheromones. The regulation of these complex social interactions requires intricate chemoreception systems. The recent publication of the genome of Zootermopsis nevadensis opened a new avenue to study molecular basis of termite caste systems. Although there has been a growing interest in the termite chemoreception system that regulates their sophisticated caste system, the relationship between division of labor and expression of chemoreceptor genes remains to be explored. Using high-throughput mRNA sequencing (RNA-seq), we found several chemoreceptors that...
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56 references, page 1 of 4

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2 Karlson P, Lüscher M. Pheromones—New term fo r a class of biologically active substances. Nature. 1959; 183: 55–56. 13622694 [PubMed]

3 Wilson EO. Chemical communication in the social insects—Insect societies are organized principally by complex systems of chemical signals. Science. 1965; 149: 1064–1071.17737837 [PubMed]

4 Wilson EO. The insect societies. 1st ed.Cambridge: Harvard University Press; 1971.

5 Keller L, Nonacs P. The role of queen phoromones in social insects: queen control or queen signal?Anim Behav. 1993; 45: 787–794. [OpenAIRE]

6 Slessor KN, Winston ML, Le Conte Y. Pher omone communication in the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.). J Chem Ecol. 2005; 31: 2731–2745. 16273438 [PubMed]

7 Light SF. Experimental studies on ectohormonal control of the development of supplementary reproductives in the termite genus Zootermopsis (formerly Termopsis). 1st ed.Oakland: University of California Press; 1944.

8 Lücher M. Die produktion und elimination von ersatzgeschlechtstieren bei der termite Kalotermes flavicollis Fabr. Z Vergl Physiol. 1952; 34: 123–141.

9 Lücher M. Social control of polymorphism in termites. 1st ed.London: Royal entomological society; 1961.

10 Matsuura K, Himuro C, Yokoi T, Yamamoto Y, Vargo EL, Keller L. Identification of a pheromone regulating caste differentiation in termites. P Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010; 107: 12963–12968. [OpenAIRE]

11 Matsuura K, Vargo EL, Kawatsu K, Labadie PE, Nakano H, Yashiro T, et al Queen succession through asexual reproduction in termites. Science. 2009; 323: 1687–1687. doi: 10.1126/science.1169702 19325106 [PubMed]

12 Yashiro T, Matsuura K. Termite queens close the sperm gates of eggs to switch from sexual to asexual reproduction. P Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014; 111: 17212–17217. [OpenAIRE]

13 Yamamoto Y, Matsuura K. Genetic influence on caste determination underlying the asexual queen succession system in a termite. Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 2012; 66: 39–46.

14 Terrapon N, Li C, Robertson HM, Ji L, Meng X, Booth W, et al Molecular traces of alternative social organization in a termite genome. Nat Commun. 2014; 5: 3636 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4636 | www.nature.com/naturecommunications. 24845553 [PubMed]

15 Jacquin-Joly E, Merlin C. Insect olfactory receptors: Contributions of molecular biology to chemical ecology. J Chem Ecol. 2004; 30: 2359–2397. 15724962 [PubMed]

56 references, page 1 of 4
Abstract
The sophisticated colony organization of eusocial insects is primarily maintained through the utilization of pheromones. The regulation of these complex social interactions requires intricate chemoreception systems. The recent publication of the genome of Zootermopsis nevadensis opened a new avenue to study molecular basis of termite caste systems. Although there has been a growing interest in the termite chemoreception system that regulates their sophisticated caste system, the relationship between division of labor and expression of chemoreceptor genes remains to be explored. Using high-throughput mRNA sequencing (RNA-seq), we found several chemoreceptors that...
Subjects
free text keywords: Q, R, Research Article, Science, Medicine
56 references, page 1 of 4

1 Wyatt TD. Pheromones and animal behavior: Communication by smell and taste. 1st ed.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2003.

2 Karlson P, Lüscher M. Pheromones—New term fo r a class of biologically active substances. Nature. 1959; 183: 55–56. 13622694 [PubMed]

3 Wilson EO. Chemical communication in the social insects—Insect societies are organized principally by complex systems of chemical signals. Science. 1965; 149: 1064–1071.17737837 [PubMed]

4 Wilson EO. The insect societies. 1st ed.Cambridge: Harvard University Press; 1971.

5 Keller L, Nonacs P. The role of queen phoromones in social insects: queen control or queen signal?Anim Behav. 1993; 45: 787–794. [OpenAIRE]

6 Slessor KN, Winston ML, Le Conte Y. Pher omone communication in the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.). J Chem Ecol. 2005; 31: 2731–2745. 16273438 [PubMed]

7 Light SF. Experimental studies on ectohormonal control of the development of supplementary reproductives in the termite genus Zootermopsis (formerly Termopsis). 1st ed.Oakland: University of California Press; 1944.

8 Lücher M. Die produktion und elimination von ersatzgeschlechtstieren bei der termite Kalotermes flavicollis Fabr. Z Vergl Physiol. 1952; 34: 123–141.

9 Lücher M. Social control of polymorphism in termites. 1st ed.London: Royal entomological society; 1961.

10 Matsuura K, Himuro C, Yokoi T, Yamamoto Y, Vargo EL, Keller L. Identification of a pheromone regulating caste differentiation in termites. P Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010; 107: 12963–12968. [OpenAIRE]

11 Matsuura K, Vargo EL, Kawatsu K, Labadie PE, Nakano H, Yashiro T, et al Queen succession through asexual reproduction in termites. Science. 2009; 323: 1687–1687. doi: 10.1126/science.1169702 19325106 [PubMed]

12 Yashiro T, Matsuura K. Termite queens close the sperm gates of eggs to switch from sexual to asexual reproduction. P Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014; 111: 17212–17217. [OpenAIRE]

13 Yamamoto Y, Matsuura K. Genetic influence on caste determination underlying the asexual queen succession system in a termite. Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 2012; 66: 39–46.

14 Terrapon N, Li C, Robertson HM, Ji L, Meng X, Booth W, et al Molecular traces of alternative social organization in a termite genome. Nat Commun. 2014; 5: 3636 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4636 | www.nature.com/naturecommunications. 24845553 [PubMed]

15 Jacquin-Joly E, Merlin C. Insect olfactory receptors: Contributions of molecular biology to chemical ecology. J Chem Ecol. 2004; 30: 2359–2397. 15724962 [PubMed]

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publication . Article . 2016

Caste-Specific and Sex-Specific Expression of Chemoreceptor Genes in a Termite.

Mitaka, Yuki; Kobayashi, Kazuya; Mikheyev, Alexander; Tin, Mandy M. Y.; Watanabe, Yutaka; Matsuura, Kenji;