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Ants are a highly successful family of insects that thrive in a variety of habitats across the world. Perhaps their best-known features are complex social organization and strict division of

Ants are a highly successful family of insects that thrive in a variety of habitats across the world. Perhaps their best-known features are complex social organization and strict division of labor, separating reproduction from the day-to-day maintenance and care of the colony, as well as strict discrimination against foreign individuals. Since these social characteristics in ants are thought to be mediated by semiochemicals, a thorough analysis of these signals, and the receptors that detect them, is critical in revealing mechanisms that lead to stereotypic behaviors.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002930
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    Zhou, X., Slone, J. D., Rokas, A., Berger, S. L., Liebig, J., Ray, A., . . . Zwiebel, L. J. (2012). Phylogenetic and Transcriptomic Analysis of Chemosensory Receptors in a Pair of Divergent Ant Species Reveals Sex-Specific Signatures of Odor Coding. PLoS Genetics, 8(8). doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002930

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