Clonal reproduction by males and females in the little fire ant

@article{Fournier2005ClonalRB,
  title={Clonal reproduction by males and females in the little fire ant},
  author={D. Fournier and A. Estoup and J. Orivel and J. Foucaud and H. Jourdan and J. Breton and L. Keller},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={435},
  pages={1230-1234}
}
  • D. Fournier, A. Estoup, +4 authors L. Keller
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • Sexual reproduction can lead to major conflicts between sexes and within genomes. Here we report an extreme case of such conflicts in the little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata. We found that sterile workers are produced by normal sexual reproduction, whereas daughter queens are invariably clonally produced. Because males usually develop from unfertilized maternal eggs in ants and other haplodiploid species, they normally achieve direct fitness only through diploid female offspring. Hence… CONTINUE READING
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