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Reproductive conflict among workers of the ant species Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

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Schmid, Volker (2012) Reproductive conflict among workers of the ant species Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

Insect societies in the insect order Hymenoptera (bees, wasps, ants) are characterised by a high degree of cooperation but also of conflict potential. However, this was – within the framework of kin conflict theory – studied only in relatively few taxa. To broaden the empirical basis for this theory, colonies of the ant species Pseudomyrmex gracilis (Formicidae: Pseudomyrmecinae) were ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

Insektenstaaten aus der Insektenordnung der Hautflügler (Hymenoptera: Bienen, Wespen, Ameisen) sind geprägt von einem hohen Grad an Kooperation, aber auch von großem Konfliktpotenzial. Dieses wurde im Rahmen der Verwandtenkonflikttheorie allerdings nur in relativ wenigen, eng umgrenzten Verwandtschaftsgruppen erforscht. Um die empirische Basis für diese Theorie zu erweitern, wurden Kolonien der ...


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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:16 August 2012
Referee:Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze and Prof. Dr. Joachim Ruther
Date of exam:1 August 2012
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Interdisciplinary Subject Network:Not selected
Keywords:colony structure, conflict, cuticular hydrocarbons, dominance, fertility signal, Formicidae, microsatellites, Pseudomyrmex, relatedness, ritualised aggression, worker policing, worker reproduction
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Deposited on:16 Aug 2012 13:20
Last modified:13 Mar 2014 19:04
Item ID:25526
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