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Egg-layiyng "intermorphs" in the ant Crematogaster smithi neither affect sexual production nor male parentage

Oettler, Jan, Dijkstra, Michiel B. and Heinze, Jürgen (2013) Egg-layiyng "intermorphs" in the ant Crematogaster smithi neither affect sexual production nor male parentage. PLoS One 8.

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Abstract

We study male parentage and between-colony variation in sex allocation and sexual production in the desert ant Crematogaster smithi, which usually has only one singly-mated queen per nest. Colonies of this species are known to temporarily store nutrients in the large fat body of intermorphs, a specialized female caste intermediate in morphology between queens and workers. Intermorphs repackage at ...

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Item type:Article
Date:10 October 2013
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1371/journal.pone.0075278DOI
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:29546
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