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Comparative analysis of reproductive tactics in the genus Cardiocondyla

Frohschammer, Sabine (2016) Comparative analysis of reproductive tactics in the genus Cardiocondyla. PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (German)

Die Ameisengattung Cardiocondyla ist weltweit verbreitet und umfasst schätzungsweise über 100 Arten. Bei allen Cardiocondyla Arten findet man eine flügellose "arbeiterähnliche" ergatoide Männchenform die ein artspezifisches Fortpflanzungsverhalten zeigt. Während in einigen phylogenetisch älteren Arten geflügelte und ergatoide Männchen vorkommen, ist in vielen jüngeren Arten die geflügelte ...

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Translation of the abstract (English)

The ant genus Cardiocondyla is estimated to comprise at least 100 species and is distributed worldwide. All Cardiocondyla species exhibit a wingless, "workerlike" ergatoid male form that shows a species-specific mating pattern. Whereas in some phylogenetically older species winged and ergatoid males exist, the peaceful winged male form is convergently lost in several more recent species. Ants of ...

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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:19 May 2016
Referee:Prof.Dr. Jürgen Heinze
Date of exam:18 June 2015
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Keywords:Cardiocondyla, ants, reproductive tactics, fighting males, inbreeding, outbreeding, life-span, reproductive success, son mating, sex ratio, caste determination
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:33731
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