Reproductive constraint is a developmental mechanism that maintains social harmony in advanced ant societies.

@article{Khila2008ReproductiveCI,
  title={Reproductive constraint is a developmental mechanism that maintains social harmony in advanced ant societies.},
  author={Abderrahman Khila and Ehab Abouheif},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 46},
  pages={
          17884-9
        }
}
  • Abderrahman Khila, Ehab Abouheif
  • Published in
    Proceedings of the National…
    2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • A hallmark of eusociality in ants is the reproductive division of labor between queens and workers. Yet, nothing is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying reproduction in this group. We therefore compared the developmental genetic capacity of queens and workers to reproduce in several eusocially advanced species from the two largest subfamilies of ants, the Myrmicinae and Formicinae. In flies, the asymmetric localization of maternally encoded determinants (mRNAs and proteins) during… CONTINUE READING

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