Genetic compatibility affects division of labor in the Argentine ant Linepithema humile.

@article{Libbrecht2013GeneticCA,
  title={Genetic compatibility affects division of labor in the Argentine ant Linepithema humile.},
  author={Romain Libbrecht and Laurent Keller},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2013},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={
          517-24
        }
}
Division of labor is central to the organization of insect societies. Within-colony comparisons between subfamilies of workers (patrilines or matrilines) revealed genetic effects on division of labor in many social insect species. Although this has been taken as evidence for additive genetic effects on division of labor, it has never been experimentally tested. To determine the relative roles of additive and nonadditive genetic effects (e.g., genetic compatibility, epistasis, and parent-of… CONTINUE READING

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