Complex Colony Structure in Social Insects: Ii. Reproduction, Queen-worker Conflict, and Levels of Selection.

@article{Banschbach1996ComplexCS,
  title={Complex Colony Structure in Social Insects: Ii. Reproduction, Queen-worker Conflict, and Levels of Selection.},
  author={Valerie S. Banschbach and Joan M. Herbers},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1996},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={298-307}
}
Differences in colony structure between two populations of the forest ant, Myrmica punctiventris, have had dramatic consequences on allocation to growth and reproduction. A population in Vermont, in which colonies have a single, once-mated queen, shows no evidence of inbreeding or population subdivision and has allocated 25% of sexual reproduction to males in two consecutive years. In contrast, for a population in New York that is facultatively polygynous, we have evidence of microgeographic… CONTINUE READING
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