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Conflict and Cooperation in Ant Societies

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-84353
Heinze, Jürgen ; Hölldobler, B. ; Peters, C.
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:59


Abstract

We review the different levels of reproductive conflict within ant societies. Workers and queens may disagree about sex allocation and the origin of males. Other conflicts arise between queens in multiply queened colonies and occasionally also between workers. These conflicts are resolved either by manipulation, such as sexual deception, changed mating patterns, or pheromonal signaling, or by ...

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