Sylvia Cremer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Regensburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Adaptive production of fighter males: queens of the ant Cardiocondyla adjust the sex ratio under local mate competition
    Sylvia Cremer
    Biology 1, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 31, D 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 269:417-22. 2002
  2. pmc The evolution of invasiveness in garden ants
    Sylvia Cremer
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 3:e3838. 2008
  3. pmc Analogies in the evolution of individual and social immunity
    Sylvia Cremer
    Evolution, Behaviour and Genetics, Biology I, University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:129-42. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Imperfect chemical female mimicry in males of the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior
    Sylvia Cremer
    Evolution, Behaviour and Genetics, Biology I, University of Regensburg, 93040, Regensburg, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 95:1101-5. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Social immunity
    Sylvia Cremer
    Biology 1, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, D 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Curr Biol 17:R693-702. 2007
  6. pmc Rapid anti-pathogen response in ant societies relies on high genetic diversity
    Line V Ugelvig
    Evolution, Behaviour and Genetics, Biology I, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 31, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2821-8. 2010
  7. pmc The dynamics of male-male competition in Cardiocondyla obscurior ants
    Sylvia Cremer
    Evolution, Behaviour and Genetics, Biology I, University of Regensburg, Regensburg D 93040, Germany
    BMC Ecol 12:7. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Stress grows wings: environmental induction of winged dispersal males in Cardiocondyla ants
    Sylvia Cremer
    Biology 1, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 31, D 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Curr Biol 13:219-23. 2003
  9. pmc The introduction history of invasive garden ants in Europe: integrating genetic, chemical and behavioural approaches
    Line V Ugelvig
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Biol 6:11. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Chemical mimicry: male ants disguised by the queen's bouquet
    Sylvia Cremer
    Biology 1, University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Nature 419:897. 2002

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc Adaptive production of fighter males: queens of the ant Cardiocondyla adjust the sex ratio under local mate competition
    Sylvia Cremer
    Biology 1, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 31, D 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 269:417-22. 2002
    ..Furthermore, we can assign this change in sex allocation at the colony level to the queens and rule out worker manipulation...
  2. pmc The evolution of invasiveness in garden ants
    Sylvia Cremer
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 3:e3838. 2008
    ....
  3. pmc Analogies in the evolution of individual and social immunity
    Sylvia Cremer
    Evolution, Behaviour and Genetics, Biology I, University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:129-42. 2009
    ..The aim of this review is to highlight common evolutionary principles acting in disease defence at the level of both individual organisms and societies, thereby linking the fields of physiological and ecological immunology...
  4. doi request reprint Imperfect chemical female mimicry in males of the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior
    Sylvia Cremer
    Evolution, Behaviour and Genetics, Biology I, University of Regensburg, 93040, Regensburg, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 95:1101-5. 2008
    ..obscurior are guarded through an imperfect chemical female mimicry, still close enough to protect against attacks by the wingless fighters yet dissimilar enough not to elicit their sexual interest...
  5. ncbi request reprint Social immunity
    Sylvia Cremer
    Biology 1, Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg, D 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Curr Biol 17:R693-702. 2007
    ..Our review concludes with an examination of the evolution of social immunity, which is based on the consequences of selection at both the individual and the colony level...
  6. pmc Rapid anti-pathogen response in ant societies relies on high genetic diversity
    Line V Ugelvig
    Evolution, Behaviour and Genetics, Biology I, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 31, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2821-8. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc The dynamics of male-male competition in Cardiocondyla obscurior ants
    Sylvia Cremer
    Evolution, Behaviour and Genetics, Biology I, University of Regensburg, Regensburg D 93040, Germany
    BMC Ecol 12:7. 2012
    ..Here, we analyse for how long young males are defenceless after eclosion, and how early adult males can detect the presence of rival males...
  8. ncbi request reprint Stress grows wings: environmental induction of winged dispersal males in Cardiocondyla ants
    Sylvia Cremer
    Biology 1, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 31, D 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Curr Biol 13:219-23. 2003
    ..Cardiocondyla ants share this potential of optimal resource allocation with other colonial animals and some seed dimorphic plants...
  9. pmc The introduction history of invasive garden ants in Europe: integrating genetic, chemical and behavioural approaches
    Line V Ugelvig
    Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Biol 6:11. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Chemical mimicry: male ants disguised by the queen's bouquet
    Sylvia Cremer
    Biology 1, University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Nature 419:897. 2002
  11. ncbi request reprint Sexual cooperation: mating increases longevity in ant queens
    Alexandra Schrempf
    Biologie I, Universitat Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 31, D 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Curr Biol 15:267-70. 2005
    ..The lack of a trade-off between fecundity and longevity is unexpected, given evolutionary theories of aging . Our data instead reveal the existence of sexual cooperation in ants...
  12. pmc Competition and opportunity shape the reproductive tactics of males in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior
    Sylvia Cremer
    Evolution, Behaviour and Genetics, Biology I, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e17323. 2011
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Social prophylaxis: group interaction promotes collective immunity in ant colonies
    Line V Ugelvig
    Biology I, University of Regensburg, D 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Curr Biol 17:1967-71. 2007
    ..Our findings reveal a direct benefit for individuals to perform hygienic behaviors toward others, and this might explain the widely observed maintenance of social cohesion under parasite attack in insect societies...
  14. pmc Queen number influences the timing of the sexual production in colonies of Cardiocondyla ants
    Masaki Suefuji
    Biologie I, Universitat Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    Biol Lett 4:670-3. 2008
    ..Hence, the timing of sexual production appears to be well predicted by evolutionary theory, in particular by local mate and queen-queen competition...
  15. doi request reprint Ants disinfect fungus-exposed brood by oral uptake and spread of their poison
    Simon Tragust
    Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria
    Curr Biol 23:76-82. 2013
    ..This extraordinary behavior extends the current understanding of grooming and the establishment of social immunity in insect societies...