Alternative reproductive strategies: a queen perspective in ants

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Alternative reproductive strategies: a queen perspective in ants
Journal
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Author(s)
Heinze  J., Keller  L.
ISSN
0169-5347
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Published
Issued date
12/2000
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Oui
Volume
15
Number
12
Pages
508-512
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Journal article --- Old month value: Dec 1
Abstract
Ant colonies are commonly thought to have a stable and simple family structure, with one or a few egg-laying queens and their worker daughters. However, recent genetic studies reveal that the identity of breeding queens can vary over time within colonies. In several species, some queens are apparently specialized to enter established colonies instead of initiating a new colony on their own. The previously overlooked occurrence of queen turnover within colonies has important consequences not only on the genetic structure and nature of kin conflict within colonies, but also on the evolution of social parasitism.
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