Polygynous supercolonies of the acacia-ant Pseudomyrmex peperi, an inferior colony founder.


In ant-plant protection mutualisms, plants provide nesting space and nutrition to defending ants. Several plant-ants are polygynous. Possessing more than one queen per colony can reduce nestmate relatedness and consequently the inclusive fitness of workers. Here, we investigated the colony structure of the obligate acacia-ant Pseudomyrmex peperi, which… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04395.x


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