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Mating and longevity in ant males

Schrempf, Alexandra, Heinze, Jürgen and Metzler, Sina (2016) Mating and longevity in ant males. Ecology and Evolution 2016 (6), pp. 8903-8906.

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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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Item type:Article
Date:23 November 2016
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1002/ece3.2474DOI
Keywords:Cardiocondyla, life span, reproduction, trade-off
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:35063
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