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- Goudie, Frances; Oldroyd, Benjamin P.
- Insectes sociaux 2018 v.65 no.1 pp. 5-16
- Formicidae, etc ; androgenesis; arrhenotoky; bees; eggs; evolution; fathers; females; feminization; genome; males; sex determination; social insects; sons; thelytoky; wasps; Show all 16 Subjects
- ... Thelytokous parthenogenesis is the production of females from unfertilized eggs. In this review we categorize the known thelytokous eusocial Hymenopterans (mostly ants) by their modes of worker and queen reproduction. The resultant tabulation reveals that: (1) there are no species in which queens are thelytokous and workers are exclusively arrhenotokous (asexual production of males). (2) When work ...
- Melgarejo, V.; Wilson Rankin, E. E.; Loope, K. J.
- Insectes sociaux 2018 v.65 no.4 pp. 601-608
- Formicidae, etc ; Bombus impatiens; Isoptera; bees; body size; egg production; hydrocarbons; insect colonies; ovarian development; polyethism; progeny; queen pheromones; rearing; reproductive behavior; social insects; solvents; wasps; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... Social insect colonies are organized by a reproductive division of labor, in which non-reproductive workers cooperate to rear the offspring of the queen. Queen pheromones, chemical compounds produced by queens that regulate worker fertility, have been identified in a handful of bees, ants, wasps, and termites. However, recent studies on bumblebee (Bombus spp.) queen signals have yielded conflictin ...