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The synchronization of recruitment-based activities in ants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9648665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A simple model of recruitment-based foraging in ants illustrates the idea that synchronized patterns of activity can endow a colony with the ability to forage more efficiently when a minimal number of active individuals is required to establish and maintain food source exploitation. This model, which can be extended to other activities that involve recruitment, may help explain why bursts of synchronization have been observed in several species of ants.
E Bonabeau; G Theraulaz; J L Deneubourg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bio Systems     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0303-2647     ISO Abbreviation:  BioSystems     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-15     Completed Date:  1998-09-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430773     Medline TA:  Biosystems     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-211     Citation Subset:  IM    
Santa Fe Institute, NM 87501, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ants / physiology*
Appetitive Behavior*
Models, Biological
Task Performance and Analysis

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