Muralidharan, K and Shaila, MS and Gadagkar, Raghavendra (1986) Evidence for Multiple mating in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia Marginata (Lep.) (Hymenoptera : Vespidae). In: Journal of Genetics, 65 (3). pp. 153-158.
Assymetries in genetic relatedness ceated by haplodiploidy have been considered to be crucially important for the evolution of worker behaviour in Hymenoptera. Multiple mating by the queens destroys this assymetry 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 prmitively eusocial species. The results presented here provide evidence for multiple mating by foundresses of the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia Marginata (Lep.).
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.|
|Keywords:||Haplodiploidy;Kin selection;Social Hymenoptera;Multiple mating;Electrophoresis;Ropalidia marginata (Lep.)|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences|
|Date Deposited:||23 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:34|
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