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- Yek, Sze Huei, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Molecular ecology 2017 v.26 no.4 pp. 1108-1117
- Messor; convergent evolution; data collection; ecology; gene flow; genes; harvester ants; hybridogenesis; males; reproductive system; sympatry; transcriptomics
- ... Sexual reproduction generally requires no more than two partners. Here, we show convergent evolution of social hybridogenesis, a reproductive system requiring three reproductive partners in harvester ants. In this unorthodox reproductive system, two distinct genetic lineages live in sympatry and queens have to mate with males of their own lineage to produce queens along with males of the alternati ...