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EVOLUTION: Sex...Only If Really Necessary in a Feminine Monarchy

Gadagkar, Raghavendra (2004) EVOLUTION: Sex...Only If Really Necessary in a Feminine Monarchy. In: Science, 306 (5702). pp. 1694-1695.

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Abstract

The social organization of hymenopteran insects depends on their adoption of complex sexual and asexual reproductive strategies. In his Perspective, Gadagkar discusses a clever reproductive strategy used by the ant Cataglyphis cursor to circumvent the cost of sexual reproduction (Pearcy et al.). New ant queens of this species are produced by an asexual form of reproduction called thelytoky, whereas daughter worker ants are produced by normal sexual reproduction

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS).
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/12289

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