High genetic relatedness among nestmate queens in the polygynous ponerine ant Gnamptogenys striatula in Brazil


Gnamptogenys striatula is a polygynous ant species, in which all workers are potentially able to mate. The reproductive status, relatedness and pedigree relationships among nestmate queens and winged females in a Brazilian population were investigated. We collected all the sexual females of 12 colonies (2–44 queens per colony, plus 2–18 winged females in 3… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002650000284


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