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Sexual selection in the ant Leptothorax gredleri

Oppelt, Angelika (2010) Sexual selection in the ant Leptothorax gredleri. PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

L. gredleri is an ant species that is mating by female calling. Virgin queens attract males with a droplet of a sexual pheromone in the vicinity of their maternal nest. Both sexes are expected to be choosy because females store the semen in their spermatheca throughout their whole lives and do not remate after this initial mating period. Males are short-lived and survive only as sperm in the ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

Die Ameisenart L. gredleri verpaart sich durch "Locksterzeln". Dabei locken Jungköniginnen die Männchen durch ein Sexualpheromon an. Von beiden Geschlechtern wird erwartet, wählerisch zu sein. Nach einer einzigen Paarungsperiode zum Beginn ihres Lebens speichern Weibchen die Spermien lebenslang in ihrer Spermathek. Männchen sind kurzlebig und überdauern die Paarungszeit nur als Sperma in der ...


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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:10 September 2010
Referee:Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze
Date of exam:4 September 2009
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Interdisciplinary Subject Network:Not selected
Keywords:Ameise, Paarung, Sexuelle Selektion, Kutikuläre Kohlenwasserstoffe, Reproduktionsbiologie, akzessorische Drüsen, Spermientransfer, ant, mating, sexual selection, cuticular hydrocarbons, reproductive biology, accessory gland, sperm transfer
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:13384
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