Individual experience alone can generate lasting division of labor in ants

ประเภทการลงประกาศJournal Article
ปีที่ตีพิมพ์:2007
ผู้เขียน (ทดลอง):F. Ravary, Lecoutey, E., Kaminski, G., Châline, N., Jaisson, P.
วารสาร:Current Biology
ฉบับที่:17
Pagination:1308-1312
วันที่ลงประกาศ:Aug 7
บทคัดย่อ:

SEE: Comment in: Curr. Biol. 2007 Sep 4; 17(17):R766-8.*[We show that ant workers engaged in distinct functions in accordance with their previous experience. When individuals were experimentally led to discover prey at each of their foraging attempts, they showed a high propensity for food exploration. Conversely, foraging activity progressively decreased for individuals who always failed in the same situation. One month later, workers that previously found prey kept on exploring for food, whereas those who always failed, specialized in brood care. Thus, it appears that individual experience can strongly channel the behavioral ontogeny of ants to generate a lasting division of labor.]

วารสารทางเลือก:Curr. Biol.
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