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Cuticular Chemistry of Males and Females in the AntFormica fusca

Chernenko, Anton; Holman, Luke; Helantera, Heikki; Sundstrom, Liselotte


Communication between organisms involves visual, auditory, and olfactory pathways. In solitary insects, chemical recognition cues are influenced mainly by selection regimes related to species recognition and sexual selection. In social insects, chemical recognition cues have an additional role in mediating recognition of society members and, thereby, allowing kin selection to operate. Here, we examined whether cuticular hydrocarbon profiles are sex-specific and whether males and young queens of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Chemical Ecology
DOI: 10.1007/s10886-012-0217-4


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