Evolutionary trends in the chromosome numbers of swarm-founding social wasps

  title={Evolutionary trends in the chromosome numbers of swarm-founding social wasps},
  author={Rodolpho S T Menezes and Alex Fiorini de Carvalho and Joao Correia and Tito Santos Silva and Adriana L Somavilla and Marco Costa},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
Chromosome number and morphology are relevant aspects of genomic organization of eukaryotes and are considered key components to comprehend evolutionary mechanisms and karyotypic differentiation. Social wasps belonging to the tribe Epiponini show complex social characteristics that make these insects interesting models for genetic and evolutionary studies. However, there is a paucity of genetic information in social wasps as a whole. Aiming to investigate the process of chromosomal evolution of… CONTINUE READING
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