Heinze, Jürgen and Buschinger, Alfred (1989) QUEEN POLYMORPHISM IN LEPTOTHORAX SPEC-A - ITS GENETIC AND ECOLOGICAL BACKGROUND (HYMENOPTERA, FORMICIDAE). Insectes Sociaux 36 (2), pp. 139-155.
Queen polymorphism in the non-parasitic ant, Leptothorax spec. A, is most probably genetically mediated by a pair of alleles E/e. E suppresses the development of wings, thoracic structures and ocelli in female larvae. Only ee-larvae may grow to gynomorphic, winged queens, EE- and Ee- larvae develop into intermorphic, wingless queens. The
frequency of intermorphic queens varies widely in different habitats. Whereas in homogeneous coniferous forests throughout southern and central Quebec the gynomorph is abundant , in patchily distributed rocky outcrops along the St. Lawrence River intermorphic queens predominate. We suggest a different dispersal success of the two morphs in the various habitats.
|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolution, Verhalten und Genetik (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||No|
|Deposited On:||03 Jul 2009 11:47|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 21:36|