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Body size and sperm quality in queen- and worker-produced ant males

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Giehr, Julia ; Wallner, Jennifer ; Krüger, Theresa ; Heinze, Jürgen
Date of publication of this fulltext: 01 Feb 2021 09:53

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Workers of many species of social Hymenoptera have functional ovaries and are capable of laying haploid, unfertilized eggs, at least in the absence of a queen. Except for honeybees, it remains largely unknown whether worker-produced males have the same quality as queen-produced males and whether workers benefit in direct fitness by producing their sons. Previous studies in the monogynous ant ...


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