Phase and Caste Determination in Insects - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080212562, 9781483155777

Phase and Caste Determination in Insects

1st Edition

Endocrine Aspects

Editors: Martin Lüscher
eBook ISBN: 9781483155777
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 138
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST
× DRM-Free

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Phase and Caste Determination in Insects: Endocrine Aspects is a collection of papers presented at a Symposium of the Section Physiology and Biochemistry of the XV International Congress of Entomology, held in Washington, D.C. in 1976. Contributors explore the endocrine aspects of phase and caste differentiation in insects, with emphasis on the crucial roles of juvenile hormone (JH) and queen bee determinator. This book is comprised of 11 chapters and begins with a discussion on the role of JH in caste formation in honey bees, bumblebees, and termites. Subsequent chapters explore environmental, genetic, and endocrine influences in caste determination in the stingless bee; endocrine control over caste differentiation in higher termites and Myrmicine ants; the influence of external factors on hormone effects in termite caste determination; and the role of JH in the polymorphism of aphids. The final chapter deals with the regulation of aphid polymorphism by neurosecretory cells. This monograph will be a valuable resource for entomologists, endocrinologists, physiologists, and biochemists as well as insect enthusiasts.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Juvenile Hormone and Caste Differentiation in the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) The Role of Determinator in Caste Formation in the Honey Bee Environmental, Genetic and Endocrine Influences in Stingless Bee Caste Determination Juvenile Hormone and Queen Rearing in Bumblebees Endocrine Control over Caste Differentiation in a Myrmicine Ant The Influence of Juvenile Hormone Analogues on Caste Development in Termites The Dependence of Hormone Effects in Termite Caste Determination on External Factors Evidence for an Endocrine Control of Caste Determination in Higher Termites Juvenile Hormone and Aphid Polymorphism Neurosecretory Control of Polymorphism in Aphids


No. of pages:
© Pergamon 1976
eBook ISBN:

About the Editor

Martin Lüscher

Ratings and Reviews