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Regulation of worker reproduction in ants:
The role of kinship

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-145746

Brunner, Elisabeth (2010) Regulation of worker reproduction in ants:
The role of kinship.
PhD, Universität Regensburg

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Abstract (English)

Aim of this thesis was to investigate the role of kinship in the occurrence and resolution of reproductive conflicts in eusocial insect societies. Kin theory predicts different strategies on the regulation of worker reproduction in genetically heterogeneous than in homogenous societies. However, a growing number of studies do not meet predictions made by kin theory. While kinship indisputably ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

Ziel dieser Dissertation ist es, die Rolle von Verwandtschaften für die Entstehung und Lösung reproduktiver Konflikte innerhalb sozialer Insektenstaaten zu untersuchen. Die Theorie der Verwandtenselektion besagt, dass in genetisch heterogenen Insektenstaaten, andere Strategien zur Regulierung reproduktiver Konflikte verfolgt werden, als in genetisch homogenen. Dem entgegen werden die Aussagen ...


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Item Type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:10 May 2010
Referee:Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze and Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm
Date of exam:21 April 2010
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Keywords:dominance hierarchy, selfish worker policing, queen policing, kin conflict, ant, reproductive conflict, cuticular hydrocarbons, fertility signalling, queen pheromones, worker reproduction, honest signal, Temnothorax, cost of colony productivity
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Deposited On:10 May 2010 10:36
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 13:20
Item ID:14574
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