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Production of Sexuals and Mating Frequency in the Stingless Bee Tetragonisca angustula (Latreille) (Hymenoptera, Apidae).
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PMID:  23949986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Queen, worker, and male production was studied for 1 year in three queenright colonies of Tetragonisca angustula (Latreille). We sampled brood combs monthly and noticed that the number of brood cells and production of individuals were similar among colonies. Although the production of queens did not vary significantly, the frequencies of workers, males, and the number of cells among the combs varied over time. The production of males was highly seasonal, occurring mostly from February to April, coinciding with the period of intense brood cells production, when colonies produced more males and less workers, resulting in a negative correlation. Although the frequency of queens has not varied in time, the seasonal availability of males affected the mating frequency and the time spent since emergence until fertilization of queens. In the T. angustula colonies studied, the population dynamics was highly seasonal and the mating success depended of male production, according to the season.
M Prato; A E E Soares
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neotropical entomology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1678-8052     ISO Abbreviation:  Neotrop. Entomol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
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Created Date:  2013-8-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101189728     Medline TA:  Neotrop Entomol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Lab de Biologia e Genética de Abelhas, Depto Genética, FMRP-USP, Univ de São Paulo, bloco A, Av. Bandeirantes Univ de São Paulo, 3900, 14049-900, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil,
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