Reproductive sharing among queens in the ant Formica fusca

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Minttumaaria Hannonen; Liselotte Sundstro¨m;
  • Journal: Behavioral Ecology,volume 14,issue 6 November,pages870-875
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/beheco/arg069
  • Subject: ant; Formica fusca; multiple queens; reproductive skew
    mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms | reproductive and urinary physiology | education

Reproductive sharing among cobreeders, in which reproductive shares may vary from equal contribution (low reproductive skew) to reproductive dominance by one individual (high reproductive skew), is a fundamental feature of animal societies. Recent theoretical work, the ... View more
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