Queen recruitment in a multiple-queen population of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta

@article{Goodisman1999QueenRI,
  title={Queen recruitment in a multiple-queen population of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta},
  author={Michael A. D. Goodisman and Kenneth G. Ross},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={428-435}
}
We assessed patterns of new queen recruitment in a polygyne (multiple queens per nest) population of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta in its introduced range. Newly recruited queens were identified using four physiological markers, and genotypic data from nuclear and mitochondrial markers were used to estimate relatedness of new nest mate queens to each other and to the older nest mate queens. In total, 1.7% of the queens collected in late spring and early summer were deemed to be new recruits… Expand

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