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Cuticular profiles and mating preference in a slave-making ant

Beibl, J. ; D’Ettorre, P. ; Heinze, J.
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:50


Abstract

The remarkable ability of slave-making ants to integrate chemically in the colonies of their host species makes them useful model systems for investigating the role of cuticular hydrocarbons in chemical recognition. The purpose of our study was to examine the influence of the rearing host species on the cuticular hydrocarbon profile and on the mating behaviour of sexuals of the slave-making ant ...

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