Foitzik, Susanne and Sturm, Heike and Pusch, Katja and D'Etorre, Patrizia and Heinze, Jürgen (2007) Nestmate recognition and intraspecific chemical and genetic variation in Temnothorax ants. Animal Behaviour 73 (6), pp. 999-1007.
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The evolutionary stability of social cooperation requires altruistic acts to be directed mainly towards related individuals. To maintain significant intragroup relatedness, social insects have evolved sophisticated recognition systems. We compared nestmate recognition abilities of three native European species of the ant genus Temnothorax in relation to variation in cuticular chemicals and ...
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|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie|
|Keywords:||ants; chemical profile; cuticular hydrocarbons; genetic variation; nestmate recognition; Temnothorax|
|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 13:26|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 10:36|