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Non-transferable
signal on ant queen eggs prevents policing evasion by cue scrambling

D'Etorre, Patrizia and Tofilski, Adam and Heinze, Jürgen and Ratnieks, Francis L. W. (2006) Non-transferable
signal on ant queen eggs prevents policing evasion by cue scrambling.
Naturwissenschaften 93 (3), pp. 136-140.

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Abstract

How biological systems resolve internal conflicts is a major evolutionary question. Social insect workers cooperate but also pursue individual interests, such as laying male eggs. The rewards of this individual selfishness can be reduced by policing, such as by killing worker-laid eggs. However, selfish individuals may evade policing. What factors prevent individuals from being able to evade ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:March 2006
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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10.1007/s00114-005-0075-9DOI
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:06 Jul 2006
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 09:38
Item ID:74
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