Polyandry in Honey Bees (APIS MELLIFERA L.): Sperm Utilization and Intracolony Genetic Relationships.

  title={Polyandry in Honey Bees (APIS MELLIFERA L.): Sperm Utilization and Intracolony Genetic Relationships.},
  author={Harry H. Laidlaw and Robert E. Page},
  volume={108 4},
Sperm usage by queen honey bees was examined by progeny analyses using six phenotypically distinct genetic markers. No evidence was found for sperm displacement or precedence. All queens used the sperm of all males that inseminated them during all sampling periods. Sperm usage, as measured by phenotypic frequencies, did fluctuate nonrandomly but did not result in abnormally high representation of a single phenotype or the elimination of other phenotypes as has often been suggested. The genetic… CONTINUE READING
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