Ohkawara, Kyohsuke and Nakayama, Megumi and Satoh, Atsumi and Trindl, Andreas and Heinze, Jürgen (2006) Clonal reproduction and genetic caste differences in a queen-polymorphic ant, Vollenhovia emeryi. Biology letters 2 (3), pp. 359-363.
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Most social Hymenoptera are characterized by simple haploid sex determination and environment-based caste differentiation. This appears to be strikingly different in the queen-polymorphic ant Vollenhovia emeryi. Almost all long- and short-winged queens from a population in Central Japan were homozygous at three microsatellite loci, whereas workers were mostly heterozygous, suggesting either a ...
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|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie|
|Keywords:||ant; caste; genetic; parthenogenesis; Vollenhovia|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||29 Jan 2009 17:00|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 10:35|