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dc.contributor.authorSorvari Jouni
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-08T08:25:19Z
dc.date.available2018-02-08T08:25:19Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/5871
dc.description.abstractSocial insect colonies, especially of ants, often include several egg-laying queens that are not always closely related to each other. At least in some cases, the ants seem to accept non-related queens into their colonies. Here I test whether the colony queen status (with or without a queen), genetic and geographic differences between source and recipient nests and the average relatedness of the workers in the recipient colony affect the acceptance of alien queens. I used fi eld collected ruby ant Myrmica rubra colonies as a model system. Only the queen status signifi cantly affected the acceptance process. Colonies without queens accepted alien queens more frequently than colonies with a queen. The nests without queens and nest fragments may act as vectors for gene fl ow by the movement of queens between nests, i.e., queen fl ow.en
dc.language.isoENen
dc.publisherBiology Centre, AS CRen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGYen
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14411/eje.2017.028en
dc.rightsCC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectHymenopteraen
dc.subjectFormicidaeen
dc.subjectantsen
dc.subjectMyrmica rubraen
dc.subjectisolation by distanceen
dc.subjectpolygynyen
dc.subjectrelatednessen
dc.subjectsocial insectsen
dc.titleAcceptance of alien queens by the ruby ant Myrmica rubra (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): gene flow by queen flowen
dc.description.versionpublished versionen
dc.contributor.departmentYmpäristö- ja biotieteiden laitos / Toimintaen
uef.solecris.id51596304en
dc.type.publicationinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.rights.accessrights© Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějoviceen
dc.relation.doi10.14411/eje.2017.028en
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerRevieweden
dc.format.pagerange230-234en
dc.publisher.countryTsekkien
dc.relation.issn1210-5759en
dc.relation.volume114en
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessen
dc.type.okmA1en
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen
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