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“Selfish worker policing” controls reproduction in a Temnothorax ant

Stroeymeyt, Nathalie, Brunner, Elisabeth and Heinze, Jürgen (2007) “Selfish worker policing” controls reproduction in a Temnothorax ant. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61 (9), pp. 1449-1457.

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Abstract

Animal societies, including those of humans, are under constant threat by selfish individuals, who attempt to enforce their own interests at the cost of the group. In the societies of bees, wasps, and ants, such individual selfishness can be prevented by “policing,” whereby workers or queens impede the reproduction of other individuals by aggression, immobilization, or egg eating. In this study, ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2007
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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10.1007/s00265-007-0377-3DOI
Keywords:Kin conflict; Worker policing; Dominance; Temnothorax unifasciatus
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:5660
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