D'Etorre, Patrizia and Tofilski, Adam and Heinze, Jürgen and Ratnieks, Francis L. W.
signal on ant queen eggs prevents policing evasion by cue scrambling. Naturwissenschaften 93 (3), pp. 136-140.
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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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|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie|
|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:||06 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 09:38|