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Developmental pathways of Psammaotermes hybostoma (Isoptera : Rhinotermitidae) : old pseudergates make up a new sterile caste

Bourguignon, Thomas; Šobotník, Jan; Sillam-Dussès, David; Jiroš, Pavel; Hanus, Robert; Roisin, Yves; Miura, Toru;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: volume 7, issue 9, page e44527issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203, Copyright policy
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Abstract
Background: Ergonomic efficiency is in termites maximized by task partitioning among specialized castes. The isopteran caste systems can be classified as either (i) linear, when tasks are performed by pluripotent immatures (pseudergates), retaining the ability to develop into winged imagoes or (ii) bifurcated, with the presence of a true worker caste, which diverges early and permanently from the sexual (nymph/alate) line. Principal Findings: Here, we report on the ontogenetic potentialities of the highly polymorphic sand termite Psammotermes hybostoma. Beside numerous pluripotent pseudergates, constituting the main work force, some larger non-feeding apterous i...
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free text keywords: Research Article, Sexual Differentiation, Lipid Metabolism, TERMITE, MORPHOGENESE, Ecology, Morphogenesis, Evolutionary Biology, LARVE, STERILITE, Evolutionary Ecology, Entomologie, IMAGO, PHENOTYPE, ONTOGENESE, Biology, CARACTERE SEXUEL, Evolution des espèces, Developmental Biology, Community Ecology, Medicine, Organism Development, Q, R, Community Structure, DEVELOPPEMENT, POLYMORPHISME INTRASPECIFIQUE, Biochemistry, Entomology, Science, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Metabolism, NYMPHE, Community Assembly, Zoology
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1 Howard KJ, Thorne BL (2011) Eusocial evolution in termites and Hymenoptera. In: Bignell DE, Roisin Y, Lo N, editors. Biology of termites: A modern synthesis. Dordrecht: Springer. 97–132.

2 Roisin Y (2000) Diversity and evolution of caste patterns. In: Abe T, Bignell DE, Higashi M, editors. Termites: Evolution, Sociality, Symbioses, Ecology. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 95–119.

3 Krasulová J, Hanus R, Kutalová K, Šobotník J, Sillam-Dussès D, et al. (2012) Chemistry and anatomy of the frontal gland in soldiers of the sand termite Psammotermes hybostoma (Rhinotermitidae). J Chem Ecol 38, 557–565.

4 Noirot C (1969) Formation of castes in the higher termites. In: Krishna K, Weesner FM, editors. Biology of Termites, Vol. 1. London: Academic Press. 311–350.

5 Noirot C (1985) Pathways of caste development in the lower termites. In: Watson JAL, Okot-Kotber BM, Noirot C, editors. Caste Differentiation in Social Insects. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 41–57.

6 Noirot C (1985) The caste system in higher termites. In: Watson JAL, Okot-Kotber BM, Noirot C, editors. Caste Differentiation in Social Insects. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 75–86.

7 Roisin Y, Korb J (2011) Social organisation and the status of workers in termites. In: Bignell DE, Roisin Y, Lo N, editors. Biology of termites: A modern synthesis. Dordrecht: Springer. 133–164.

8 Engel MS, Grimaldi DA, Krishna K (2009) Termites (Isoptera): Their Phylogeny, Classification, and Rise to Ecological Dominance. Am Mus Novit 3650: 1–27.

9 Heath H (1927) Caste formation in the termite genus Termopsis . J Morphol Physiol 43: 387–425.

10 GrasséPP, Noirot C (1947) Le polymorphisme social du termite à cou jaune (Calotermes flavicollis F.). Les faux-ouvriers ou pseudergates et les mues régressives. C R Acad Sci 224: 219–221.

11 Roisin Y (1988) Morphology, development and evolutionary significance of the working stages in the caste system of Prorhinotermes (Insecta, Isoptera). Zoomorph 107: 339–347.

12 Parmentier D, Roisin Y (2003) Caste morphology and development in Termitogeton nr. planus (Insecta, Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae). J Morphol 255: 69–79.12420322 [PubMed]

13 Bourguignon T, Šobotník J, Hanus R, Roisin Y (2009) Developmental pathways of Glossotermes oculatus (Isoptera, Serritermitidae): at the cross-roads of the worker caste evolution in termites. Evol Dev 11: 659–668.19878287 [PubMed]

14 Buchli HR (1958) L’origine des castes et les potentialités ontogéniques des termites européens du genre Reticulitermes Holmgren. Ann Sci Nat Zool (11e série) 20: 263–429.

15 Luamba JLN (1980) Recherches sur le polymorphisme et aperçu sur l’influence de l’analogue de l’hormone juvénile sur le développement d’un termite, Hodotermes mossambicus (Isoptera, Hodotermitidae). Biol Ecol Médit 7: 169–171.

46 references, page 1 of 4
Abstract
Background: Ergonomic efficiency is in termites maximized by task partitioning among specialized castes. The isopteran caste systems can be classified as either (i) linear, when tasks are performed by pluripotent immatures (pseudergates), retaining the ability to develop into winged imagoes or (ii) bifurcated, with the presence of a true worker caste, which diverges early and permanently from the sexual (nymph/alate) line. Principal Findings: Here, we report on the ontogenetic potentialities of the highly polymorphic sand termite Psammotermes hybostoma. Beside numerous pluripotent pseudergates, constituting the main work force, some larger non-feeding apterous i...
Subjects
free text keywords: Research Article, Sexual Differentiation, Lipid Metabolism, TERMITE, MORPHOGENESE, Ecology, Morphogenesis, Evolutionary Biology, LARVE, STERILITE, Evolutionary Ecology, Entomologie, IMAGO, PHENOTYPE, ONTOGENESE, Biology, CARACTERE SEXUEL, Evolution des espèces, Developmental Biology, Community Ecology, Medicine, Organism Development, Q, R, Community Structure, DEVELOPPEMENT, POLYMORPHISME INTRASPECIFIQUE, Biochemistry, Entomology, Science, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Metabolism, NYMPHE, Community Assembly, Zoology
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46 references, page 1 of 4

1 Howard KJ, Thorne BL (2011) Eusocial evolution in termites and Hymenoptera. In: Bignell DE, Roisin Y, Lo N, editors. Biology of termites: A modern synthesis. Dordrecht: Springer. 97–132.

2 Roisin Y (2000) Diversity and evolution of caste patterns. In: Abe T, Bignell DE, Higashi M, editors. Termites: Evolution, Sociality, Symbioses, Ecology. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 95–119.

3 Krasulová J, Hanus R, Kutalová K, Šobotník J, Sillam-Dussès D, et al. (2012) Chemistry and anatomy of the frontal gland in soldiers of the sand termite Psammotermes hybostoma (Rhinotermitidae). J Chem Ecol 38, 557–565.

4 Noirot C (1969) Formation of castes in the higher termites. In: Krishna K, Weesner FM, editors. Biology of Termites, Vol. 1. London: Academic Press. 311–350.

5 Noirot C (1985) Pathways of caste development in the lower termites. In: Watson JAL, Okot-Kotber BM, Noirot C, editors. Caste Differentiation in Social Insects. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 41–57.

6 Noirot C (1985) The caste system in higher termites. In: Watson JAL, Okot-Kotber BM, Noirot C, editors. Caste Differentiation in Social Insects. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 75–86.

7 Roisin Y, Korb J (2011) Social organisation and the status of workers in termites. In: Bignell DE, Roisin Y, Lo N, editors. Biology of termites: A modern synthesis. Dordrecht: Springer. 133–164.

8 Engel MS, Grimaldi DA, Krishna K (2009) Termites (Isoptera): Their Phylogeny, Classification, and Rise to Ecological Dominance. Am Mus Novit 3650: 1–27.

9 Heath H (1927) Caste formation in the termite genus Termopsis . J Morphol Physiol 43: 387–425.

10 GrasséPP, Noirot C (1947) Le polymorphisme social du termite à cou jaune (Calotermes flavicollis F.). Les faux-ouvriers ou pseudergates et les mues régressives. C R Acad Sci 224: 219–221.

11 Roisin Y (1988) Morphology, development and evolutionary significance of the working stages in the caste system of Prorhinotermes (Insecta, Isoptera). Zoomorph 107: 339–347.

12 Parmentier D, Roisin Y (2003) Caste morphology and development in Termitogeton nr. planus (Insecta, Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae). J Morphol 255: 69–79.12420322 [PubMed]

13 Bourguignon T, Šobotník J, Hanus R, Roisin Y (2009) Developmental pathways of Glossotermes oculatus (Isoptera, Serritermitidae): at the cross-roads of the worker caste evolution in termites. Evol Dev 11: 659–668.19878287 [PubMed]

14 Buchli HR (1958) L’origine des castes et les potentialités ontogéniques des termites européens du genre Reticulitermes Holmgren. Ann Sci Nat Zool (11e série) 20: 263–429.

15 Luamba JLN (1980) Recherches sur le polymorphisme et aperçu sur l’influence de l’analogue de l’hormone juvénile sur le développement d’un termite, Hodotermes mossambicus (Isoptera, Hodotermitidae). Biol Ecol Médit 7: 169–171.

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Developmental pathways of Psammaotermes hybostoma (Isoptera : Rhinotermitidae) : old pseudergates make up a new sterile caste

Bourguignon, Thomas; Šobotník, Jan; Sillam-Dussès, David; Jiroš, Pavel; Hanus, Robert; Roisin, Yves; Miura, Toru;