Molecular insight into patterns of colony composition and paternity in the common mole‐rat Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus

@article{Bishop2004MolecularII,
  title={Molecular insight into patterns of colony composition and paternity in the common mole‐rat Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus},
  author={Jacqueline M. Bishop and Jennifer U. M. Jarvis and Andrew C. Spinks and N.C. Bennett and Colleen O'Ryan},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13}
}
We report the discovery of intraspecific variation in both colony composition and patterns of paternity in two populations of the social common mole‐rat Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus. These two populations represent the mesic and arid habitat extremes of the species’ broad ecological range in South Africa. Until recently colonies of the common mole‐rat were thought to consist of familial groups whereby all colony members were the offspring of a monogamous reproductive pair. The remaining… Expand
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