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

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Giehr, Julia ; Heinze, Jürgen ; Schrempf, Alexandra
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 29 Jan 2018 14:17


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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