Why is it that some insects do not have the same social behaviour within the same species?

Why is it that some insects do not have the same social behaviour within the same species? The phenomenon is frequently observed yet has remained un-explained until recently when research carried out on a particularly devastating species of ant - the fire ant – by the biologist Laurent Keller at the University of Lausanne and by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics demonstrated that differences in colony organisation were the doings of a “social chromosome”. The results of the research are published this week in the journal Nature.

View PDF

More details

Find an actor

Journée de l'innovation 201818.10.2018

Jeudi 18 octobre, 13h-18h au Centre de l'innovation des HUG Bâtiment Gustave Julliard, 17 rue Alcide-Jentzer 1205...

BioAlps Networking Day 2018

L'événement aura lieu le 29 novembre 2018 au blueFACTORY à Fribourg
Print this page Download this page (PDF) Recommend this page to a friend

Contact us

BioAlps Association
Ch. du Pré-Fleuri 3
CH - 1228 Plan-les Ouates
+41 22 304 40 40
+41 22 304 40 70

Subscribe to our newsletter

Find us on LinkedIn