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Queen dominance and worker policing control reproduction in a threatened ant

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-224201
Trettin, Jürgen ; Haubner, Monika ; Buschinger, Alfred ; Heinze, Jürgen
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Efficient division of reproductive labor is a crucial characteristic of social insects and underlies their ecological and evolutionary success. Despite of the harmonious appearance of insect societies, nestmates may have different interests concerning the partitioning of reproduction among group members. This may lead to conflict about reproductive rights. As yet, few studies have ...

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