Epistasis between adults and larvae underlies caste fate and fitness in a clonal ant.

Abstract

In social species, the phenotype and fitness of an individual depend in part on the genotype of its social partners. However, how these indirect genetic effects affect genotype fitness in competitive situations is poorly understood in animal societies. We therefore studied phenotypic plasticity and fitness of two clones of the ant Cerapachys biroi in… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4363

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