Wolbachia-infected ant colonies have increased reproductive investment and an accelerated life cycle

@article{Singh2020WolbachiainfectedAC,
  title={Wolbachia-infected ant colonies have increased reproductive investment and an accelerated life cycle},
  author={Rohini Singh and Timothy A. Linksvayer},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2020},
  volume={223}
}
ABSTRACT Wolbachia is a widespread genus of maternally transmitted endosymbiotic bacteria that often manipulates the reproductive strategy and life history of its hosts to favor its own transmission. Wolbachia-mediated phenotypic effects are well characterized in solitary hosts, but effects in social hosts are unclear. The invasive pharaoh ant, Monomorium pharaonis, shows natural variation in Wolbachia infection between colonies and can be readily bred under laboratory conditions. We previously… Expand
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