Genetically Engineered Ants Showcase Smell's Role in Social Behavior

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:02 in Biology & Nature

After creating mutant Indian jumping ants with no sense of smell, HHMI Investigator Danny Reinberg and colleagues saw profound abnormalities in the ants' behavior and brains. The results show that the sense of smell is fundamental to maintaining colony harmony.

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