Du, Y. and Schrempf, A. and Heinze, J. (2007) Environmental determination of the male morph in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). European Journal of Entomology 104 (2), pp. 243-246.
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Cardiocondyla is one of the few ant genera in which winged dispersing males coexist with wingless fighter males, which predominantly mate inside their maternal nests. Male polymorphism is not genetically determined but induced by environmental conditions (e.g., a decrease in temperature). The factors leading to the production of winged males were studied in more detail by exposing colonies of C. ...
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|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie|
|Keywords:||Formicidae; male dimorphism; environmental morph determination; Cardiocondyla; ergatoid males|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||30 Jan 2009 10:28|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 10:36|