Publications by Susanne den Boer

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Sturup M., den Boer S. P. A., Nash D. R., Boomsma J. J., & Baer, B. Variation in male body size and reproductive allocation in the leafcutter ant Atta colombica: Estimating variance components and possible trade-offs. Insectes Soc. Available online.
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den Boer S. P. A., Baer B. & Boomsma J. J. Seminal fluid mediates ejaculate competition in social insects. Science 327: 1506-1509.
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den Boer S. P. A., Baer B., Dreier S., Aron S., Nash D. R. & Boomsma J. J. Prudent sperm use by leaf-cutter ant queens. Proc. R. Soc. B 276: 3945-3953. View online at: PUBMED

Baer B., den Boer S. P. A., Kronauer D. J. C., Nash D. R. & Boomsma J. J. (2009) Fungus gardens of the leafcutter ant Atta colombica function as egg nurseries for the snake Leptodeira annulata. Insectes Soc. 56: 289-291. To see the electronic appendix click here.
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Den Boer S. P. A., Boomsma J. J & Baer B. (2009) Honeybee males and queens use glandular secretions to enhance sperm viability before and after storage. J. Insect Physiol. 55: 538-543. View online at: PUBMED


Den Boer S. P. A., Boomsma J.J & Baer B. (2008) Seminal fluid enhances sperm viability in the leafcutter ant Atta colombica. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 62: 1843-1849. View online at: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.


S.P.A. Den Boer and M.J.H.M. Duchateau (2006). A larval hunger signal in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Insectes Soc. 53: 369-373.