Behavioral flexibility promotes collective consistency in a social insect


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GARRISON, Linda Karen, Christoph Johannes KLEINEIDAM, Anja WEIDENMÜLLER, 2018. Behavioral flexibility promotes collective consistency in a social insect. In: Scientific Reports. 8(1), 15836. eISSN 2045-2322. Available under: doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-33917-7

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