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Nestmate recognition and intraspecific chemical and genetic variation in Temnothorax ants

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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Abstract

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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Item Type:Article
Date:2007
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.07.017DOI
Keywords:ants; chemical profile; cuticular hydrocarbons; genetic variation; nestmate recognition; Temnothorax
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 13:26
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 10:36
Item ID:5654
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