Evolutionary transition from single to multiple mating in fungus-growing ants
1999 (English)In: MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, ISSN 0962-1083, Vol. 8, no 11, 1819-1825 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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, 1819-1825 p.
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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