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Term:
caste determination (GO:0048648)
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caste determination +  
The process in which individuals, having the potential to develop any of several distinct developmental paths, have their individual developmental fate determined in response to environmental and/or genetic cues. Individuals with distinct developmental fates perform different functions in a colony of social insects.
polyphenic determination, influence by environmental factors +  
polyphenic determination, influence by genetic factors +  

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