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Physiological profiles associated with ceasing growth of unfertilized eggs produced by unmated queens in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes chinensis.

Li G, Liu L, Sun P, Wu Y, Lei C, Chen X, Huang Q - Biol Open (2016)

Bottom Line: In Reticulitermes chinensis, a close relative of R. speratus with asexual queen succession, unfertilized eggs can be produced but do not hatch as larvae.Fertilized eggs had significantly lower quantities of five amino acids (Cys, Met, Ile, Leu and Tyr), Ca, protein and cholesterol during development.Overall, changes in these physiological indices may substantially affect ovarian and embryonic growth and inhibit development of unfertilized eggs in R. chinensis.

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Affiliation: College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei 430070, China College of Life Science, Hubei Normal University, Huangshi, Hubei 435002, China.

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Differences in the expression of three reproductive genes between unfertilized eggs/unmated queens and fertilized eggs/mated queens. Data represented as mean±s.e.m. Asterisks denote significant differences by paired t-test; n=4; n.s. not significant; *P<0.05; **P<0.01.
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BIO017319F7: Differences in the expression of three reproductive genes between unfertilized eggs/unmated queens and fertilized eggs/mated queens. Data represented as mean±s.e.m. Asterisks denote significant differences by paired t-test; n=4; n.s. not significant; *P<0.05; **P<0.01.

Mentions: The expression of three reproductive genes in unfertilized eggs from FF colonies was significantly higher than in fertilized eggs from FM colonies (Fig. 7A; vtg 1: t=6.319, d.f.=2, P=0.024; rab 11: t=17.528, d.f.=2, P=0.003; JHE 1: t=15.400, d.f.=2, P=0.004). Moreover, the expression levels of two reproductive genes in unmated queens were significantly higher than in mated queens (Fig. 7B; rab 11: t=6.614, d.f.=2, P=0.022; JHE 1: t=4.510, d.f.=2, P=0.046).Fig. 7.


Physiological profiles associated with ceasing growth of unfertilized eggs produced by unmated queens in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes chinensis.

Li G, Liu L, Sun P, Wu Y, Lei C, Chen X, Huang Q - Biol Open (2016)

Differences in the expression of three reproductive genes between unfertilized eggs/unmated queens and fertilized eggs/mated queens. Data represented as mean±s.e.m. Asterisks denote significant differences by paired t-test; n=4; n.s. not significant; *P<0.05; **P<0.01.
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BIO017319F7: Differences in the expression of three reproductive genes between unfertilized eggs/unmated queens and fertilized eggs/mated queens. Data represented as mean±s.e.m. Asterisks denote significant differences by paired t-test; n=4; n.s. not significant; *P<0.05; **P<0.01.
Mentions: The expression of three reproductive genes in unfertilized eggs from FF colonies was significantly higher than in fertilized eggs from FM colonies (Fig. 7A; vtg 1: t=6.319, d.f.=2, P=0.024; rab 11: t=17.528, d.f.=2, P=0.003; JHE 1: t=15.400, d.f.=2, P=0.004). Moreover, the expression levels of two reproductive genes in unmated queens were significantly higher than in mated queens (Fig. 7B; rab 11: t=6.614, d.f.=2, P=0.022; JHE 1: t=4.510, d.f.=2, P=0.046).Fig. 7.

Bottom Line: In Reticulitermes chinensis, a close relative of R. speratus with asexual queen succession, unfertilized eggs can be produced but do not hatch as larvae.Fertilized eggs had significantly lower quantities of five amino acids (Cys, Met, Ile, Leu and Tyr), Ca, protein and cholesterol during development.Overall, changes in these physiological indices may substantially affect ovarian and embryonic growth and inhibit development of unfertilized eggs in R. chinensis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei 430070, China College of Life Science, Hubei Normal University, Huangshi, Hubei 435002, China.

No MeSH data available.