Emanuela Renai

First-steps project:

Female caste differentiation in ants: Queen or worker control?

Supervisor(s): Tanja Schwander & Laurent Keller


Master thesis:

Male dominance and breeding tubercles are positively linked to reproductive success in the minnow Phoxinus phoxinus

Supervisor(s): Alain Jacob, Guillaume Evanno & Claus Wedekind


Publication related to this master:

Schwander, T., Humbert, J.-Y., Brent, C. S., Helms Cahan, S., Chapuis, L., Renai, E. & Keller, L. 2008. Maternal effect on female caste determination in a social insect. Current Biology, 18, 265-269.

Jacob A.*, Evanno G.*, Renai E.*, Sermier R., Wedekind C. 2009. Male body size and breeding tubercles are both linked to intra-sexual dominance and reproductive success in the minnow. Animal Behaviour 77: 823-829. 

(* equally contributing authors)


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