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Ant queens increase their reproductive efforts after pathogen infection

Giehr, Julia, Grasse, Anna V., Cremer, Sylvia, Heinze, Jürgen and Schrempf, Alexandra (2017) Ant queens increase their reproductive efforts after pathogen infection. Royal Society Open Science 4 (7), p. 170547.

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Abstract

Infections with potentially lethal pathogens may negatively affect an individual's lifespan and decrease its reproductive value. The terminal investment hypothesis predicts that individuals faced with a reduced survival should invest more into reproduction instead of maintenance and growth. Several studies suggest that individuals are indeed able to estimate their body condition and to increase ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
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10.1098/rsos.170547DOI
Keywords:DIVISION-OF-LABOR; METARHIZIUM-ANISOPLIAE; TERMINAL INVESTMENT; LIFE-SPAN; NATURAL-SELECTION; IMMUNE CHALLENGE; CARBON-DIOXIDE; APIS-MELLIFERA; EXPECTANCY; ACTIVATION; terminal investment; social insect; infection; reproduction
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:39393
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