Ontogenic Caste Differences in the Van der Vecht Organ of Primitively Eusocial Neotropical Paper Wasps

dc.contributor.authorSouza, Andre Rodrigues de
dc.contributor.authorPetrocelli, Iacopo
dc.contributor.authorLino-Neto, Jose
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Eduardo Fernando [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorNoll, Fernando Barbosa [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorTurillazzi, Stefano
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Florence
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-26T16:33:10Z
dc.date.available2018-11-26T16:33:10Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-11
dc.description.abstractRecent studies have reported incipient morphological caste dimorphism in the Van der Vecht organ size of some temperate Polistes paper wasps. Whether species other than the temperate ones show a similar pattern remains elusive. Here, we have studied some Neotropical Polistes species. By comparing females collected through the year, we showed caste related differences in the size of the Van der Vecht organ in P. ferreri (body size corrected Van der Vech organ size of queens = 0.45 +/- 0.06, workers = 0.38 +/- 0.07 mm(2), p = 0.0021), P. versicolor (body size corrected Van der Vech organ size of queens = 0.54 +/- 0.11, workers = 0.46 +/- 0.09 mm(2), p = 0.010), but not P. simillimus (body size corrected Van der Vech organ size of queens = 0.52 +/- 0.05, workers = 0.49 +/- 0.06 mm(2), p = 0.238). Therefore, it seems that queens and workers of some Neotropical Polistes have diverged in their ontogenic trajectory of the Van der Vecht organ size, providing clear evidence for incipient morphological caste dimorphism. As Polistes are distributed mostly in the tropics, we propose that physical caste differences may be widespread in the genus. Also, we highlight that morphological divergence in the queen-worker phenotypes may have started through differential selection of body structures, like the Van der Vecht organ.en
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Vicosa, Dept Entomol, BR-36570000 Vicosa, MG, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Florence, Dipartimento Biol Evoluzionist Leo Pardi, Via Romana 17, I-50125 Florence, Italy
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Vicosa, Dept Biol Geral, BR-36570000 Vicosa, MG, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas, Dept Zool & Bot, BR-15054000 Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias Letras & Ciencias Exatas, Dept Zool & Bot, BR-15054000 Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.description.sponsorshipIdCNPq: 143246/2011-9
dc.format.extent12
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154521
dc.identifier.citationPlos One. San Francisco: Public Library Science, v. 11, n. 5, 12 p., 2016.
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0154521
dc.identifier.fileWOS000376587300068.pdf
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/161540
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000376587300068
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPublic Library Science
dc.relation.ispartofPlos One
dc.relation.ispartofsjr1,164
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso aberto
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.titleOntogenic Caste Differences in the Van der Vecht Organ of Primitively Eusocial Neotropical Paper Waspsen
dc.typeArtigo
dcterms.rightsHolderPublic Library Science
unesp.author.lattes8347131704153687[5]
unesp.author.orcid0000-0003-0207-1067[5]

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