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Resource allocation in the red ant Myrmica ruginodis - an interplay of genetics and ecology
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology.
2001 (English)In: JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, ISSN 1010-061X, Vol. 14, no 5, 694-707 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Worker-queen conflicts over reproductive allocation (colony maintenance vs. reproduction) and sex allocation (females vs. males) were examined in two populations of the facultatively polygynous ant Myrmica ruginodis. Plasticity of social organization in t

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BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD , 2001. Vol. 14, no 5, 694-707 p.
Keyword [en]
ants; kin selection; local resource competition; Myrmica; relatedness asymmetry; reproductive allocation; reproductive conflicts; sex allocation; LOCAL MATE COMPETITION; QUEEN-WORKER CONFLICT; SEX-RATIO; POLYGYNOUS ANT; SOCIAL INSECTS; COLONY CHARACTERIST
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-38345OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-38345DiVA: diva2:66244
Addresses: Seppa P, Univ Helsinki, Dept Systemat & Ecol, POB 17, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland. Univ Helsinki, Dept Ecol & Systemat & Biosci, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland. Uppsala Univ, EBC, Dept Conservat Biol & Genet, Uppsala, Sweden.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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