Mechanism of facultative parthenogenesis in the ant Platythyrea punctata

@article{Kellner2010MechanismOF,
  title={Mechanism of facultative parthenogenesis in the ant Platythyrea punctata},
  author={Katrin Kellner and J{\"u}rgen Heinze},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={77-89}
}
Thelytokous parthenogenesis, the production of diploid female offspring from unfertilized eggs, can be caused by several cytological mechanisms, which have a different impact on the genetic variation on the offspring. The ponerine ant Platythyrea punctata is widely distributed throughout the Caribbean Islands and Central America and exhibits facultative parthenogenesis. Workers in many field colonies from the Caribbean Islands have identical multilocus genotypes and are thus probably clonal… Expand

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