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Light at the end of the tunnel: Integrative taxonom y delimits cryptic species in the Tetramorium caespitum complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Species delimitation is fundamental for many biolog ical studies; its importance extends from regional faunistics over behavioral research to the reconstruction of evolut i nary history. However,Expand
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Stable isotopes: past and future in exposing secrets of ant nutrition (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Ants can utilize a large var iety of food sources, and this ability contributes to their ecological and evolutionary success. Their broad dietary niche, however, in conjunction with their sociality,Expand
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Bacterial microbiota associated with ants of the genus Tetraponera
Tropical arboreal ants mainly feed as 'secondary herbivores', relying mostly on nitrogen-poor homopteran exudates as food. It has been speculated that this nitrogen-limitation of their diet may beExpand
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Supercolony mosaics: two different invasions by the yellow crazy ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes, on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean
Invasive species are one of the main reasons for the ongoing global loss of biodiversity. Anoplolepis gracilipes is an invasive ant that has recently received significant attention due to itsExpand
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Rapid increase of the parasitic fungus Laboulbenia formicarum in supercolonies of the invasive garden ant Lasius neglectus
A key feature among invasive ant species is their ability to dominate vast areas by forming dense networks of connected nests in contrast to the smaller and discrete, spatially dispersed colonies ofExpand
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Immune response of the ant Camponotus floridanus against pathogens and its obligate mutualistic endosymbiont.
Numerous insect species harbor mutualistic endosymbionts that play a role in nutrient cycling or confer other fitness benefits to their hosts. Insect hosts face the problem of having to maintain suchExpand
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Societies Drifting Apart? Behavioural, Genetic and Chemical Differentiation between Supercolonies in the Yellow Crazy Ant Anoplolepis gracilipes
Background In populations of most social insects, gene flow is maintained through mating between reproductive individuals from different colonies in periodic nuptial flights followed by dispersal ofExpand
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Population- and sociogenetic structure of the leaf-cutter ant Atta colombica (Formicidae, Myrmicinae)
Abstract.Relatedness and genetic variability in colonies of social insects are strongly influenced by the number of queens present and the number of matings per queen, but also by the geneticExpand
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Characterization of microsatellite markers for the invasive ant species Anoplolepis gracilipes
We present primer sequences for eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for the formicine ant Anoplolepis gracilipes, a serious pest species in South-East Asia and Pacific islands and still spreadingExpand
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