Physiological reason for ceasing growth of unfertilized eggs produced by unmated queens in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes chinensis

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Lei, Chaoliang; Wu, Yao; Huang, Qiuying; Chen, Xiongwen; Sun, Pengdong; Liu, Long; Li, Ganghua;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1101/037390
  • Subject: bepress|Life Sciences|Biology | bepress|Life Sciences|Animal Sciences|Zoology
    mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms | reproductive and urinary physiology

In Reticulitermes chinensis, a close relative of R. speratus with asexual queen succession, unfertilized eggs can be produced but are not incubated. To explain this phenomenon, we analysed the physiological differences between unfertilized eggs/unmated queens and fertil... View more
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