yamauchi, K. and Ishida, Y. and Hashim, R. and Heinze, J. (2007) Queen-queen competition and reproductive skew in a Cardiocondyla ant. Insectes Sociaux 54 (3), pp. 268-274.
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Queens and female sexuals of the Southeast Asian ant Cardiocondyla sp. engage in aggressive interactions. By biting and violently antennating female sexuals, queens appear to prevent them from shedding their wings and presumably also from starting to lay haploid eggs. Aggression among dealate queens apparently results in the establishment of reproductive rank orders with considerable differences ...
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|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie|
|Keywords:||Reproductive skew; queen fighting; dominance; color polymorphism|
|Subjects:||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:||11 Feb 2009 14:37|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 10:36|