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graduate at Biological Sciences from Universidade de São Paulo (2005), master's and PhD at Zoology from Universidade de São Paulo (2008). Has experience in Entomology, focusing on Animal Behavior and Chemical Ecology, acting on the following subjects: kin recognition in stingless bees, chemical ecology of social insects and reproductive conflicts in stingless bees. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
There was an initial struggle to understand the presence of a sterile caste in social insects on the light of natural selection. An altruistic behaviour can became evolutionarily stable if the obtained indirect fitness overcomes the losses with direct reproduction. In this model, workers of social hymenopterans are favoured by queens' fertility if she produces females, but there are rep...
Recent studies showed that the cuticular waxes of queens from different species of social hymenoptera are used in the maintenance of reproductive monopoly. Social regulation by the use of such compounds has been described for stingless bees and ants species. Even though honeybees present much higher amount of information concerning such regulation by the queen, the homogeneity of this g...
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