Schrempf, Alexandra and Heinze, Jürgen (2007) Back to one: consequences of derived monogyny in an ant with polygynous ancestors. Journal of evolutionary biology 20 (2), pp. 792-799.
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The number of queens per colony is of fundamental importance in the life history of social insects. Multiple queening (polygyny), with dependent colony founding by budding, has repeatedly evolved from ancestral single queening (monogyny) and independent founding by solitary queens in waSPS, bees and ants. By contrast, the reversal to monogyny appears to be rare, as polygynous queens often lack ...
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|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie|
|Keywords:||Cardiocondyla; colony founding; longevity; queen number; queen polymorphism; trade-off reproduction–dispersal; wing muscle polymorphism|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||30 Jan 2009 12:04|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 10:36|