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Cuticular profiles and mating preference in a slave-making ant

Beibl, J., D’Ettorre, P. and Heinze, J. (2007) Cuticular profiles and mating preference in a slave-making ant. Insectes Sociaux 54 (2), pp. 174-182.

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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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Item type:Article
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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Keywords:Chalepoxenus muellerianus; social parasitism; mating success; cuticular hydrocarbons; Formicoxenini
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Item ID:5585
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