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Terminal Investment: Individual Reproduction of Ant Queens Increases with Age

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-237884
Heinze, Jürgen ; Schrempf, Alexandra
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Abstract

The pattern of age-specific fecundity is a key component of the life history of organisms and shapes their ecology and evolution. In numerous animals, including humans, reproductive performance decreases with age. Here, we demonstrate that some social insect queens exhibit the opposite pattern. Egg laying rates of Cardiocondyla obscurior ant queens increased with age until death, even when the ...

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