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Sexual cooperation in two male-diphenic Cardiocondyla species

Füßl, Marion (2015) Sexual cooperation in two male-diphenic Cardiocondyla species. PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Date of publication of this fulltext: 19 May 2015 15:51

Abstract (English)

The ant genus Cardiocondyla is characterised by a remarkable male diphenism, with "normal" winged males that often co-occur with "worker-like" (ergatoid) males, which is extraordinary in social insects. These male phenes represent different reproductive tactics. The peaceful winged males are the disperser phene, even though they got lost in some Cardiocondyla species. Ergatoid males mate ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

Die Ameisengattung Cardiocondyla ist durch einen bemerkenswerten Männchendiphänismus gekennzeichnet. Es ist außergewöhnlich für soziale Insekten, dass "normale" geflügelte Männchen zusammen mit "arbeiterinnenähnlichen" (ergatoiden) Männchen vorkommen. Die beiden Männchenphänen weisen verschiedene reproduktive Taktiken auf. Die friedlichen geflügelten Männchen sind die Verbreitungsphäne, obwohl ...


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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:19 May 2015
Referee:Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze
Date of exam:23 March 2015
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Keywords:Cardiocondyla, seminal fluid, male accessory gland proteins, representational difference analysis, 2D-SDS-PAGE, serpin, ejaculatory bulb specific protein, protein disulfide isomerase, NHE-RF, Selenophosphate synthetase 1
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:31856
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