Heinze, Jürgen and Hölldobler, B. and Peters, C. (1994) Conflict and Cooperation in Ant Societies. Naturwissenschaften 81 (11), pp. 489-497.
We review the different levels of reproductive conflict within ant societies. Workers and queens may disagree about sex allocation and the origin of males. Other conflicts arise between queens in multiply queened colonies and occasionally also between workers. These conflicts are resolved either by manipulation, such as sexual deception, changed mating patterns, or pheromonal signaling, or by physical aggression among nestmates. We outline the conditions under which physical aggression occurs and which behaviors are involved in the regulation of reproductive dominance.
|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolution, Verhalten und Genetik (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)|
|Keywords:||MULTIPLE-QUEEN COLONIES; SOCIAL INSECTS; EUSOCIAL HYMENOPTERA; WORKER REPRODUCTION; SOLENOPSIS-INVICTA; SEX-RATIOS; LEPTOTHORAX-CURVISPINOSUS; HARPAGOXENUS-SUBLAEVIS; PHEROMONAL INHIBITION; IRIDOMYRMEX-HUMILIS|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||No|
|Deposited On:||03 Jul 2009 09:32|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 21:35|