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Between fighting and tolerance: reproductive biology of wingless males in the ant Cardiocondyla venustula

Jacobs, Susanne and Heinze, Jürgen (2016) Between fighting and tolerance: reproductive biology of wingless males in the ant Cardiocondyla venustula. Insect Science 24 (5), pp. 818-828.

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Abstract

Male reproductive tactics vary widely across the species of the ant genus Cardiocondyla, from obligatory lethal combat among co-occurring males to complete mutual tolerance. The African species C. venustula Wheeler, 1908 has an intermediate phylogenetic position between taxa with fighting males and taxa with tolerant males and also shows an intermediate male behavior. Males from 2 native ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2016
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
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10.1111/1744-7917.12359DOI
Keywords:LOCAL MATE COMPETITION; DIMORPHIC MALES; MATING-BEHAVIOR; TERRITORIAL BEHAVIOR; POPULATION-STRUCTURE; SEXUAL SELECTION; HYMENOPTERA; EVOLUTION; FORMICIDAE; INSECTS; Cardiocondyla; ergatoid males; Formicidae; male competition; sexual selection; territoriality
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:39740
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