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Evolutionary transition from single to multiple mating in fungus-growing ants
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology.
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1999 (English)In: MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, ISSN 0962-1083, Vol. 8, no 11, p. 1819-1825Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Queens of leaf cutter ants exhibit the highest known levels of multiple mating (up to 10 mates per queen) among ants. Multiple mating may have been selected to increase genetic diversity among nestmate workers, which is hypothesized to be critical in soci

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BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD , 1999. Vol. 8, no 11, p. 1819-1825
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attine ants; fungus-growing ants; microsatellite markers; multiple mating; paternity; relatedness; SOCIAL HYMENOPTERA; ATTA-COLOMBICA; FORMICA ANTS; PATERNITY; POLYANDRY; ATTINI; VARIABILITY
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-38198OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-38198DiVA, id: diva2:66097
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Addresses: Villesen P, Aarhus Univ, Dept Ecol & Genet, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Aarhus Univ, Dept Ecol & Genet, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Uppsala Univ, Dept Conservat Biol & Genet, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, S-75007 Uppsala, Sweden. Univ Texas, Sect IntegrAvailable from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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