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Curr Biol. 2012 Jul 10;22(13):R525-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.05.042.

Evolution: sociality as a driver of unorthodox reproduction.

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University of Groningen, Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, 9700CC Groningen, The Netherlands. tanja.schwander@gmail.com

Abstract

An unusual reproductive system was discovered in desert ants, in which daughter queens are produced asexually via parthenogenesis, whereas workers develop from hybrid crosses between genetically divergent lineages. The system appears to be doomed to extinction.

PMID:
22790000
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2012.05.042
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