Genetic basis of woven nest size in subsocial spider mites

@article{Mori2013GeneticBO,
  title={Genetic basis of woven nest size in subsocial spider mites},
  author={Kotaro Mori and Yutaka Saitō},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
  year={2013},
  volume={60},
  pages={463-469}
}
The variation in nest size of social spider mites of the genus Stigmaeopsis is assumed to correspond to their anti-predator strategy and to be a key aspect of their social organization and speciation. It is known that the length of the dorsal setae (sc1, 2nd propodosomal setae) correlates with the nest size. We conducted interspecies cross experiments to determine the heredity of sc1 length and nest size using two closely related species that build different sized nests, Stigmaeopsis saharai… CONTINUE READING
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