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Behavioral Plasticity in Ant Queens: Environmental Manipulation Induces

Trettin, Jürgen, Seyferth, Thomas and Heinze, Jürgen (2014) Behavioral Plasticity in Ant Queens: Environmental Manipulation Induces. PLoS ONE 9 (4), e95153.

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Abstract

The behavioral traits that shape the structure of animal societies vary considerably among species but appear to be less flexible within species or at least within populations. Populations of the ant Leptothorax acervorum differ in how queens interact with other queens. Nestmate queens from extended, homogeneous habitats tolerate each other and contribute quite equally to the offspring of the ...

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Item type:Article
Date:17 April 2014
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.0095153DOI
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:30019
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