Mating frequency of Leptothorax nylanderi ant queens determined by microsatellite analysis

S. Foitzik, M. Haberl, J. Gadau, J. Heinze

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Abstract

The queen mating frequency of the ant Leptothorax nylanderi was investigated by analyzing three (GA)(n) repeat microsatellite loci in queens and workers in 12 colonies from a single German population. Microsatellite genotypes indicate that all queens were inseminated by a single male. The genotypes of the males produced in queenright colonies suggest that they were offspring of the queen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-227
Number of pages9
JournalInsectes Sociaux
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

Keywords

  • Leptothorax
  • Microsatellites
  • Multiple mating
  • Relatedness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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