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Volume 102, Issue 3-4, Pages 173-185
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1995/65249

Neither Worker, Nor Queen: An Ant Caste Specialized in the Production of Unfertilized Eggs

1Zool Inst. I, Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstrasse 5, Erlangen D-91058, Germany
2Theodor-Boveri-Institut (Biozentrum), Lehrstuhl Verhaltensphysiologie and Soziobiologie, Würzburg D-97074, Germany
3Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Received 22 November 1995

Copyright © 1995 J. Heinze et al.

Citations to this Article [19 citations]

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