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Environmental determination of the male morph in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

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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Abstract

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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Item Type:Article
Date:2007
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
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Owner: Ute Lange
Deposited On:30 Jan 2009 10:28
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 10:36
Item ID:5624
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