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Dynamics of sperm transfer in the ant Leptothorax gredleri

Oppelt, Angelika and Heinze, Jürgen (2007) Dynamics of sperm transfer in the ant Leptothorax gredleri. Die Naturwissenschaften 94 (9), pp. 781-786.

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Abstract

Mating tactics differ remarkably between and within species of social Hymenoptera (bees, wasps, ants) concerning, e.g., mating frequencies, sperm competition, and the degree of male sperm limitation. Although social Hymenoptera might, therefore, potentially be ideal model systems for testing sexual selection theory, the dynamics of mating and sperm transfer have rarely been studied in species ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:2007
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
Identification Number:
ValueType
17479234PubMed ID
10.1007/s00114-007-0249-8DOI
Classification:
NotationType
AnimalsMESH
Ants/physiologyMESH
FemaleMESH
Fertilization/physiologyMESH
MaleMESH
Spermatogonia/physiologyMESH
Spermatozoa/physiologyMESH
Keywords:Reproductive biology; Mating; Spermatophore; Spermatheca; Spermathecal duct; Formicidae
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:Yes
Owner: Ute Lange
Deposited On:25 Jun 2009 13:29
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 10:36
Item ID:5663
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