NESTMATE RELATEDNESS IN A COMMUNAL BEE, PERDITA TEXANA (HYMENOPTERA: ANDRENIDAE), BASED ON DNA FINGERPRINTING

@article{Danforth1996NESTMATERI,
  title={NESTMATE RELATEDNESS IN A COMMUNAL BEE, PERDITA TEXANA (HYMENOPTERA: ANDRENIDAE), BASED ON DNA FINGERPRINTING},
  author={B. Danforth and J. L. Neff and Percival Barretto-Ko},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1996},
  volume={50}
}
  • B. Danforth, J. L. Neff, Percival Barretto-Ko
  • Published 1996
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution
  • Perdita texana is a facultatively communal bee species with up to 28 females per nest. We used multilocus DNA fingerprinting to test the hypothesis that nestmates are more closely related to each other than are nonnestmates. The mean band sharing proportion among pairwise nestmate comparisons did not differ significantly from the mean among nonnestmate comparisons [P = 0.787 (df = 484)]. Although mean band sharing proportions did not differ among nestmates and nonnestmates, some nestmates show… CONTINUE READING
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