Kinship and incompatibility between colonies of the acacia ant Pseudomyrmex ferruginea

  title={Kinship and incompatibility between colonies of the acacia ant Pseudomyrmex ferruginea},
  author={Alex C. Mintzer and S. Bradleigh. Vinson},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
SummaryThe effect of kinship on incompatibility between colonies of the acacia-ant Pseudomyrmex ferruginea was examined. Colonies were reared on a clone of Acacia hindsii in a standard environment. A slight but significant reduction in intercolony incompatibility was obtained within two inbred lineages, compared with the observed frequency of rejection for unrelated colonies. These results indicate that the relevant odor differences between colonies are probably not determined at a single gene… Expand

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