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Competition and opportunity shape the reproductive tactics of males in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior.

Cremer, Sylvia and Schrempf, Alexandra and Heinze, Jürgen (2011) Competition and opportunity shape the reproductive tactics of males in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. PloS one 6 (3), e17323.

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Abstract

Context-dependent adjustment of mating tactics can drastically increase the mating success of behaviourally flexible animals. We used the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior as a model system to study adaptive adjustment of male mating tactics. This species shows a male diphenism of wingless fighter males and peaceful winged males. Whereas the wingless males stay and exclusively mate in the maternal ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:29 March 2011
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolution, Verhalten und Genetik (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
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ValueType
15822204PubMed ID
10.1371/journal.pone.0017323DOI
Classification:
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AnimalsMESH
Ants/physiologyMESH
FemaleMESH
MaleMESH
Reproduction/physiologyMESH
Sexual Behavior, Animal/physiologyMESH
Subjects:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
Deposited On:12 Apr 2012 11:11
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 18:46
Item ID:23784
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