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Sexual selection and the evolution of male pheromone glands in philanthine wasps (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae)

Weiss, Katharina, Herzner, Gudrun and Strohm, Erhard (2017) Sexual selection and the evolution of male pheromone glands in philanthine wasps (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 17 (1), pp. 1-20.

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Other URL: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-017-0963-6, https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12862-017-0963-6

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Background: Sexual selection is thought to promote evolutionary changes and diversification. However, the impact of sexual selection in relation to other selective forces is difficult to evaluate. Male digger wasps of the tribe Philanthini (Hymenoptera, Philanthinae) scent mark territories to attract receptive females. Consequently, the organs for production and storage of the marking secretion, ...


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Item type:Article
Date:6 June 2017
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolutionary Ecology (Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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Keywords:MALE EUROPEAN BEEWOLVES; BICINCTUS MICKEL HYMENOPTERA; TRIANGULUM F HYMENOPTERA; ANT CATAGLYPHIS-NIGER; GRASS-CUTTING ANTS; MANDIBULAR GLAND; POSTPHARYNGEAL GLAND; TERRITORIAL BEHAVIOR; SOLITARY WASP; CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION; Philanthinae; Beewolves; Sexual selection; Interspecific variation; Postpharyngeal gland; Mandibular gland; Comparative morphology; Categorical principal components analysis; Ancestral state reconstruction
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:36637
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