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Group demography affects ant colony performance and individual speed of queen and worker aging

Giehr, Julia, Heinze, Jürgen and Schrempf, Alexandra (2017) Group demography affects ant colony performance and individual speed of queen and worker aging. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17 (173), pp. 1-9.

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Background: The performance and fitness of social societies mainly depends on the efficiency of interactions between reproductive individuals and helpers. Helpers need to react to the group's requirements and to adjust their tasks accordingly, while the reproductive individual has to adjust its reproductive rate. Social insects provide a good system to study the interrelations between individual ...

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Item type:Article
Date:1 August 2017
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1186/s12862-017-1026-8DOI
Keywords:DIVISION-OF-LABOR; BEES APIS-MELLIFERA; PHEIDOLE-DENTATA; HONEY-BEES; CARDIOCONDYLA-OBSCURIOR; SOCIAL INSECTS; BEHAVIORAL-DEVELOPMENT; LIFE-SPAN; AGE; HYMENOPTERA; Group demography; Social insects; Aging; Task performance; Colony productivity
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:36633
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