We show for the first time in social insects, selective mortality of males lacking a particular gene as well as the first evidence for extensive polyandry in the well studied fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, model system. These phenomena have interesting consequences on multiple components of the breeding system, e.g., selective male mortality causes asymmetric gene flow between single- and multiple-queen colonies and limits female-mediated dispersal.
Species 1: Hymenoptera Formicidae Solenopsis invicta (Red Imported Fire Ant)
Keywords: multiple mating
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