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Proximate mechanisms of male morph determination in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior

Schrempf, Alexandra and Heinze, Jürgen (2006) Proximate mechanisms of male morph determination in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior. Evolution & Development 8 (3), pp. 266-272.

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The ant genus Cardiocondyla is characterized by an extraordinary male polyphenism, with winged disperser males and wingless, territorial ergatoid males. Winged males are produced only after the colony has experienced stressful environmental conditions, e.g., a drastic temperature decrease. We investigated the proximate basis of male polyphenism and caste dimorphism in C. obscurior. The critical ...


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Item type:Article
Date:May 2006
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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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:Yes
Item ID:75
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