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The Evolution of Sexually Selected Traits - Comparative Morphology and Chemistry of the Cephalic Glands of Beewolves (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae)

Weiß, Katharina (2018) The Evolution of Sexually Selected Traits - Comparative Morphology and Chemistry of the Cephalic Glands of Beewolves (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

The concept of evolution by natural selection, leading to the gradual adaptation of populations over time, has first been outlined by Charles Darwin. Generally, naturally selected traits evolve to maximize fitness in a given environment. Yet, already Darwin noted the existence of, often flamboyant, traits that are restricted to one sex and cannot possibly serve the fitness of their bearers under ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Das Konzept der Evolution durch natürliche Selektion, die zur graduellen Veränderung von Populationen über die Zeit führt, geht zurück auf Charles Darwin. Grundsätzlich führt natürliche Selektion zu Merkmalen welche die Fitness ihres Trägers unter den gegebenen Umweltbedingungen maximieren. Bereits Darwin erkannte jedoch die Existenz von oft auffälligen Merkmalen die nur in einem Geschlecht ...

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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:31 October 2018
Referee:Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm
Date of exam:3 November 2017
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolutionary Ecology (Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm)
Keywords:sexual selection, evolution, natural selection, antimicrobial, pheromone
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:36319
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