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CWR Presents: : Nasty males and choosy queens: Sexual reproduction in Social insects Other events...
The reproductive biology of social insects, being the social bees, ants, wasps and termites is truly spectacular, as a number of characteristics reported are either absent or very rare in other species. For example, social insect queens are the world’s record holder for long-term sperm storage and some of them are capable to keep sperm alive for several decades. Furthermore males deliver an ejaculate to the females sexual tract that consists of sperm and seminal fluid, the latter being also used as weaponry against competing males and to manipulate female reproductive behaviour.

However the molecular details of sperm storage, long-term fertility or the chemical warfare between the sexes remain unknown.  I provide an overview of ongoing research conducted at the University of Western Australia that uses state of the art molecular technologies as well as field based experiments to unveil some of the secrets of social insect reproduction. 

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Speaker(s) Boris Baer,The Collaborative Initiative for Bee Research
Location Blakers Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Mathematics Building, UWA
Contact Askale Abebe <[email protected]> : 6488 7565
URL [email protected]
Start Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:00
End Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:00
Submitted by Askale Abebe <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:03
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