- Unexpected consequences of polyandry for parasitism and fitness in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestrisB Baer
ETH Zurich, Experimental Ecology, ETH Zentum NW, Switzerland
Evolution 55:1639-43. 2001..This may help to explain why B. terrestris and most other social insects are often monandrous...
- Males of social insects can prevent queens from multiple matingA Sauter
, Experimental Ecology, ETH-Zentrum NW, , Switzerland
Proc Biol Sci 268:1449-54. 2001..Furthermore, such male interference could be a more general phenomenon in social insects, with obvious ramifications for the evolution of polyandry in this group...
- Natural variation in the genetic architecture of a host-parasite interaction in the bumblebee Bombus terrestrisL Wilfert
ETH Zurich, Institute for Integrative Biology IBZ, Experimental Ecology Group, ETH Zentrum CHN, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Mol Ecol 16:1327-39. 2007..Only one QTL for body size was plausibly found in at least two populations. QTLs for encapsulation and Crithidia infection intensity were located on the same linkage groups...