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Trophallaxis

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What Is Trophallaxis?/ Curr. Biol., Dec. 18, 2017 (Vol. 27, Issue 24)

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What is TROPHALLAXIS? What does TROPHALLAXIS mean? TROPHALLAXIS meaning & explanation

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Trophallaxis

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What is Trophallaxis?

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Trophallaxis

Trophallaxis is the transfer of food or other fluids among members of a community through mouth-to-mouth (stomodeal) or anus-to-mouth (proctodeal) feeding. Along with nutrients, trophallaxis can involve the transfer of molecules such as pheromones, organisms such as symbionts, and information to serve as a form of communication. Trophallaxis is most highly developed in social insects such as ants, termites, wasps and bees.