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Mating and longevity in ant males

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-350635
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.35063
Schrempf, Alexandra ; Heinze, Jürgen ; Metzler, Sina
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Abstract

Across multicellular organisms, the costs of reproduction and self-maintenance result in a life history trade-off between fecundity and longevity. Queens of perennial social Hymenoptera are both highly fertile and long-lived, and thus, this fundamental trade-off is lacking. Whether social insect males similarly evade the fecundity/longevity trade-off remains largely unstudied. Wingless males of ...

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