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Evaluating proximate causes of longevity in ant queens by RNA-sequencing

Wyschetzki, Katharina von (2016) Evaluating proximate causes of longevity in ant queens by RNA-sequencing. PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

Why organisms age and why some species do so at a faster rate than others are fundamental questions in biology. The queens of perennial eusocial insects (ants, honeybees and termites) are extraordinarily long-lived compared with females of solitary insects. Similar to the reproductive females of eusocial mammals, they do not exhibit signs of functional senescence and terminate reproduction only ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Warum Organismen altern und warum manche Arten dies mit schnellerer Geschwindigkeit tun als andere, sind fundamentale Fragen der Biologie. Die Königinnen von ausdauernden eusozialen Insekten (Ameisen, Honigbienen und Termiten) sind außergewöhnlich langlebig im Vergleich zu Weibchen solitärer Insekten. Ähnlich wie die reproduktiven Weibchen der eusozialen Säugetiere zeigen sie keine Anzeichen von ...

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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:25 October 2016
Referee:Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze
Date of exam:24 October 2016
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Keywords:Alterung, soziale Insekten, Verpaarung, Reproduktion
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:34730
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