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Beyond Cuticular Hydrocarbons: Chemically Mediated Mate Recognition in the Subsocial Burying Beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides

Keppner, Eva M., Prang, Madlen, Engel, Katharina C., Ayasse, Manfred, Stökl, Johannes and Steiger, Sandra (2017) Beyond Cuticular Hydrocarbons: Chemically Mediated Mate Recognition in the Subsocial Burying Beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides. Journal of Chemical Ecology 43 (1), pp. 84-93.

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Other URL: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-016-0806-8


Abstract

Burying beetles have fascinated scientists for centuries due to their elaborate form of biparental care that includes the burial and defense of a vertebrate carcass, as well as the subsequent feeding of the larvae. However, besides extensive research on burying beetles, one fundamental question has yet to be answered: what cues do males use to discriminate between the sexes? Here, we show in the ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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10.1007/s10886-016-0806-8DOI
Keywords:CONTACT SEX-PHEROMONE; BREEDING STATUS; PARENTAL CARE; INSECT HYDROCARBONS; PARASITIC WASP; COMPONENTS; EVOLUTION; SELECTION; BEHAVIOR; FEMALES; Nicrophorus vespilloides; Burying beetle; Cuticular hydrocarbons; Cuticular lipids; Parental care; Mate recognition
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:38504
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