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Descriptor English: Ants
Descriptor Spanish: Hormigas
Descriptor hormigas
Scope note: Insectos de la familia Formicidae, muy comunes y extendidos, probablemente el grupo de insectos con mayor éxito. Todas las hormigas son insectos sociales, y la mayoría de las colonias contienen tres castas, reinas, machos y obreras. Sus costumbres suelen ser muy elaboradas y se han realizado numerosos estudios sobre la conducta de las hormigas. Las hormigas producen numerosas secreciones que funcionan de modo ofensivo, defensivo y en la comunicación. (Borror, et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p676).
Descriptor Portuguese: Formigas
Descriptor French: Fourmis
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.875.205
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001000
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 anatomie et histologie
CH composition chimique
CL classification
CY cytologie
DE effets des médicaments et des substances chimiques
EM embryologie
EN enzymologie
GD croissance et développement
GE génétique
IM immunologie
ME métabolisme
MI microbiologie
PH physiologie
PS parasitologie
PY pathogénicité
RE effets des radiations
UL ultrastructure
VI virologie
DeCS ID: 1005
Unique ID: D001000
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Fourmis - Preferred
Concept UI M0001520
Preferred term Fourmis



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