Sexual interactions and nestmate recognition in invasive populations of Polistes dominulus wasps

@article{Liebert2010SexualIA,
  title={Sexual interactions and nestmate recognition in invasive populations of Polistes dominulus wasps},
  author={Aviva E. Liebert and Noah Wilson-Rich and C. E. Johnson and Philip T B Starks},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={457-463}
}
Many social insect species have mating systems or recognition abilities that minimize the chance of inbreeding. In haplodiploid systems, inbreeding is especially costly due to the production of sterile offspring such as diploid males. Diploid males (and their triploid offspring) have been identified in invasive populations of the paper wasp, Polistes dominulus, but to date have not been reported in its native populations. Due to the degree of genetic diversity in the invasive populations, it is… 
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