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Descriptor in English: Ants
Descriptor in Spanish: Hormigas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Formigas
Descriptor in French: Fourmis
Entry term(s): Ant
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.875.205
Scope note: Insects of the family Formicidae, very common and widespread, probably the most successful of all the insect groups. All ants are social insects, and most colonies contain three castes, queens, males, and workers. Their habits are often very elaborate and a great many studies have been made of ant behavior. Ants produce a number of secretions that function in offense, defense, and communication. (From Borror, et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p676)
Annotation: /microbiol /parasitol /virol permitted; do not use /drug eff for insecticides: TN 111
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS UI: 1005
Descriptor UI: D001000
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Ants - Preferred
Concept UI M0001520
Scope note Insects of the family Formicidae, very common and widespread, probably the most successful of all the insect groups. All ants are social insects, and most colonies contain three castes, queens, males, and workers. Their habits are often very elaborate and a great many studies have been made of ant behavior. Ants produce a number of secretions that function in offense, defense, and communication. (From Borror, et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p676)
Preferred term Ants
Entry term(s) Ant



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