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Queen pheromones in Temnothorax ants: control or honest signal?

Brunner, Elisabeth and Kroiss, Johannes and Trindl, Andreas and Heinze, Jürgen (2011) Queen pheromones in Temnothorax ants: control or honest signal? BMC evolutionary biology 11, p. 55.

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Background The division of reproductive labor among group members in insect societies is regulated by "queen pheromones". However, it remains controversial whether these are manipulative, i.e., actively suppress worker reproduction, or honestly signal the fertility status of the queen to which workers react in their own interest by refraining from laying eggs. Manipulative queen control is ...


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Item Type:Article
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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21356125PubMed ID
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Deposited On:25 May 2011 09:58
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 17:25
Item ID:20979
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