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Population and colony structure of an ant with territorial males, Cardiocondyla venustula

Jacobs, Susanne and Heinze, Jürgen (2019) Population and colony structure of an ant with territorial males, Cardiocondyla venustula. BMC Evolutionary Biology 19 (115), pp. 1-9.

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Background Many species of social insects have large-scale mating and dispersal flights and their populations are therefore often relatively homogenous. In contrast, dispersal on the wing appears to be uncommon in most species of the ant genus Cardiocondyla, because its males are wingless and the winged queens mate in their natal nests before dispersing on foot. Here we examine the population ...


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Item type:Article
Date:6 June 2019
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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Keywords:Social insects, Colony structure, Population viscosity, Sib-mating, Life history evolution
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:40638
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