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ant

(ant),
One of the most numerous insects (order Hymenoptera), characterized by an extraordinary development of colonial dwelling and caste specialization.

ant

(ănt)
n.
Any of numerous hymenopteran insects of the family Formicidae, characteristically having wings only in the males and fertile females and living in colonies that have a complex social organization.

SLC25A4

A gene on chromosome 4q35 that encodes a mitochondrial solute carrier protein, which functions as a gated pore that translocates ADP from the mitochondrial matrix into the cytoplasm. SLC25A4 forms a homodimer embedded in the inner mitochondria membrane.

Molecular pathology
SLC25A4 mutations cause autosomal dominant progressive external ophthalmoplegia and familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

ant

(ant)
One of the most numerous insects (order Hymenoptera), characterized by an extraordinary development of colonial dwelling and caste specialization.
Fig. 37 Ant. Winged female ant.click for a larger image
Fig. 37 Ant . Winged female ant.

ant

any insect of the family Formicidae of the order Hymenoptera, characterized by a narrow abdominal construction. All ants are colonial and each colony may contain several castes (specialized individuals). The queen is the only egg-laying individual, fertilization taking place during a nuptial flight involving several colonies. The queen then sheds her wings and starts a colony in which workers are wingless. Social activities include the tending and milking of APHIDS. See Fig. 37 .
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