Polygyny and polyandry in small ant societies.

  title={Polygyny and polyandry in small ant societies.},
  author={Karin Kellner and Andreas Trindl and J{\"u}rgen Heinze and Patrizia d'Ettorre},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={16 11},
Social insects, ants in particular, show considerable variation in queen number and mating frequency resulting in a wide range of social structures. The dynamics of reproductive conflicts in insect societies are directly connected to the colony kin structure, thus, the study of relatedness patterns is essential in order to understand the evolutionary resolution of these conflicts. We studied colony kin structure and mating frequencies in two closely related Neotropical ant species Pachycondyla… CONTINUE READING

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