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Evolution of social insect colonies
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POPULATION AND COLONY GENETIC STRUCTURE OF THE PRIMITIVE TERMITE MASTOTERMES DARWINIENSIS
Abstract The termite Mastotermes darwiniensis is the sole extant member of its family and occupies the basal position in the phylogeny of the eusocial order Isoptera. In this study, we investigatedExpand
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Population genetics and history of the introduced fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in Australia
The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, a damaging invasive pest, was discovered in February 2001 in Brisbane, Australia at two sites, Fisherman Islands and suburban Richlands-Wacol. UsingExpand
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6 – Genetics of Sociality
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Molecular Evidence for a Jurassic Origin of Ants
The ants, a group of ecologically important insects [1], are commonly found in Oligocene and Miocene ambers, whereas fossils of apparent antwasp intermediates are well known from the mid-CretaceousExpand
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Polygyny via unrelated queens indicated by mitochondrial DNA variation in the Australian meat ant Iridomyrmex purpureus
Summary: The Australian meat ant Iridomyrmex purpureus is known from observations and allozyme surveys to have a high proportion of mature colonies polygynous, but very few incipient ones. SixteenExpand
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ON THE OCCURRENCE OF AROLIA IN ANT FEET
Female ants of the genus Rhytidoponera Mayr lack pretarsal arolia, but their brothers possess arolia. A brief survey indicates that arolia are universally present in ants outside the subfamiliesExpand
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ASPECTS OF THE BIOLOGY OF THE PRIMITIVE ANT GENUS MYRMECIA F. (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE)
Unlike some other primitive ants, workers of at least 4 species of Myrmecia are unable to independently eclose from their cocoons. Workers of some Myrmecia species have large functional ovaries and aExpand
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Colony aggregations in Apis mellifera L.
Natural aggregations of A mellifera L have not been reported. However, in the related species A dorsata, aggregations of colonies are common. A survey of the spatial distribution of feral A melliferaExpand
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