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Morphology, Chemistry and Function of the Postpharyngeal Gland in the South American Digger Wasps Trachypus boharti and Trachypus elongatus

Herzner, Gudrun, Kaltenpoth, Martin, Poettinger, T., Weiss, Katharina, Koedam, Dirk, Kroiss, Johannes and Strohm, Erhard (2013) Morphology, Chemistry and Function of the Postpharyngeal Gland in the South American Digger Wasps Trachypus boharti and Trachypus elongatus. PloS ONE 8 (12), e82780.

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Abstract

Microbes pose severe threats to animals as competitors or pathogens and strongly affect the evolution of life history traits like parental care. Females of the European beewolf Philanthus triangulum, a solitary digger wasp, provision their offspring with paralyzed honeybees and embalm them with the secretion from large postpharyngeal glands (PPG) that contain mainly unsaturated hydrocarbons. This ...

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Item type:Article
Date:December 2013
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1371/journal.pone.0082780DOI
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:29539
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