HIERARCHICAL ANALYSIS OF COLONY AND POPULATION GENETIC STRUCTURE OF THE EASTERN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE, RETICULITERMES FLAVIPES, USING TWO CLASSES OF MOLECULAR MARKERS

@article{Vargo2003HIERARCHICALAO,
  title={HIERARCHICAL ANALYSIS OF COLONY AND POPULATION GENETIC STRUCTURE OF THE EASTERN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE, RETICULITERMES FLAVIPES, USING TWO CLASSES OF MOLECULAR MARKERS},
  author={E. Vargo},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={57}
}
  • E. Vargo
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution
Abstract Termites (Isoptera) comprise a large and important group of eusocial insects, yet, in contrast to the eusocial Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps), the breeding systems of termites remain poorly understood. In this study, I inferred the breeding system of the subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes based on colony and population genetic structure as determined from microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA markers. Termites were sampled from natural wood debris from three undisturbed… Expand
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