Myrmecia pilosula, an Ant with Only One Pair of Chromosomes

@article{Crosland1986MyrmeciaPA,
  title={Myrmecia pilosula, an Ant with Only One Pair of Chromosomes},
  author={M. Crosland and R. Crozier},
  journal={Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={231},
  pages={1278 - 1278}
}
A new sibling species of the primitive Australian ant Myrmecia pilosula has a chromosome number of n = 1. C-banding techniques confirm that the two chromosomes of workers are homologous. Males are haploid, as in other Hymenoptera, and their somatic cells contain only a single chromosome. This new species is potentially of great importance in both laboratory and field studies on gene organization. 
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