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Functional specialization in different members of a colony of social insects, which leads to a division of labour within the colony. The various functions may be carried out by individuals of different morphology (caste polyethism) or of different ages (age polyethism).

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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