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Regulation of worker reproduction in ants:
The role of kinship

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-145746
Brunner, Elisabeth
Date of publication of this fulltext: 10 May 2010 10:36


Abstract (English)

Aim of this thesis was to investigate the role of kinship in the occurrence and resolution of reproductive conflicts in eusocial insect societies. Kin theory predicts different strategies on the regulation of worker reproduction in genetically heterogeneous than in homogenous societies. However, a growing number of studies do not meet predictions made by kin theory. While kinship indisputably ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Ziel dieser Dissertation ist es, die Rolle von Verwandtschaften für die Entstehung und Lösung reproduktiver Konflikte innerhalb sozialer Insektenstaaten zu untersuchen. Die Theorie der Verwandtenselektion besagt, dass in genetisch heterogenen Insektenstaaten, andere Strategien zur Regulierung reproduktiver Konflikte verfolgt werden, als in genetisch homogenen. Dem entgegen werden die Aussagen ...

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