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“Selfish worker policing” controls reproduction in a Temnothorax ant

Stroeymeyt, Nathalie and Brunner, Elisabeth and Heinze, Jürgen (2007) “Selfish worker policing” controls reproduction in a Temnothorax ant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61 (9), pp. 1449-1457.

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Animal societies, including those of humans, are under constant threat by selfish individuals, who attempt to enforce their own interests at the cost of the group. In the societies of bees, wasps, and ants, such individual selfishness can be prevented by “policing,” whereby workers or queens impede the reproduction of other individuals by aggression, immobilization, or egg eating. In this study, ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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Keywords:Kin conflict; Worker policing; Dominance; Temnothorax unifasciatus
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:Yes
Deposited on:09 Feb 2009 11:26
Last modified:13 Mar 2014 10:36
Item ID:5660
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