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      Haplodiploidy; kin selection; social Hymenoptera; multiple mating; electro-phoresis; Ropalidia marginala (Lep.)

    • Abstract


      Asymmetries in genetic relatedness created by haplodiploidy have been considered to be crucially important for the evolution of worker behaviour in Hymenoptera. Multiple mating by the queens destroys this asymmetry and should make kin selection less powerful. The number of males that social insect queens mate with is thus of considerable theoretical interest especially in primitively eusocial species. The results presented here provide evidence for multiple mating by foundresses of the primitively eusocial waspRopalidia marginata (Lep.)

    • Author Affiliations


      K. Muralidharan1 2 M. S. Shaila3 Raghavendra Gadagkar1

      1. Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012, India
      2. Max-Planck Institute for Biologic, Tubingen 1 - 7400, West Germany
      3. Microbiology and Cell Biology Laboratory, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012, India
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  • Journal of Genetics | News

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