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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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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|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie|
|Keywords:||division of labour; worker reproduction; worker policing; egg eating; aggression|
|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:||Unknown|
|Deposited on:||30 Jan 2009 12:58|
|Last modified:||13 Mar 2014 10:36|