- Colony sex ratios vary with queen number but not relatedness asymmetry in the ant Formica exsectaW D Brown
Institute of Ecology, Batiment de Biologie, Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland
Proc Biol Sci 267:1751-7. 2000..We propose a new hypothesis that explains split sex ratios in polygynous social insects based on the value of producing replacement queens...
- Evolution of female remating behaviour following experimental removal of sexual selectionS Pitnick
Department of Biology, Syracuse University, NY 13244 1270, USA
Proc Biol Sci 268:557-63. 2001..The consistency of the results with alternative hypotheses to explain female promiscuity are discussed...
- Sex ratio and Wolbachia infection in the ant Formica exsectaL Keller
Institute of Ecology, University of Lausanne, Batiment de Biologie, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Heredity (Edinb) 87:227-33. 2001..Hence, we conclude that Wolbachia does not seem to alter the sex ratio of its hosts as a means to increase transmission rate in these two populations of ants...