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Specialization in policing behaviour among workers in the ant Pachycondyla inversa

van Zweden, Jelle S. and Fürst, Matthias A. and Heinze, Jürgen and D'Ettorre, Patrizia (2007) Specialization in policing behaviour among workers in the ant Pachycondyla inversa. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B : Biological Sciences 274 (1616), pp. 1421-1428.

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Abstract

Most animal societies are non-clonal and thus subject to conflicts. In social insects, conflict over male production can be resolved by worker policing, i.e. eating of worker-laid eggs (WLE) or aggression towards reproductive workers. All workers in a colony have an interest in policing behaviour being expressed, but there can be asymmetries among workers in performing the actual behaviour. Here, ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:2007
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
Identification Number:
ValueType
17389223PubMed ID
10.1098/rspb.2007.0113DOI
Classification:
NotationType
AggressionMESH
AnimalsMESH
Ants/physiologyMESH
Behavior, AnimalMESH
Conflict (Psychology)MESH
FemaleMESH
MaleMESH
Ovary/growth & developmentMESH
OvumMESH
ReproductionMESH
Social BehaviorMESH
Keywords:division of labour; worker reproduction; worker policing; egg eating; aggression
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 12:58
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 10:36
Item ID:5625
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