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|Title:||Mating frequency, within-colony relatedness and male production in a yellow jacket wasp, Dolichovespula arenaria|
|Citation:||Molecular Ecology, 2004; 13(12):3703-3707|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Publishing Ltd|
|Abstract:||We examined the mating frequencies of queens in a social wasp, Dolichovespula arenaria (Vespinae) using DNA microsatellites. Five of the seven colonies supported the hypothesis of single mating by queens. The other two colonies supported two and three matings, with effective paternity of 1.48 and 1.91. Mean worker relatedness was 0.77 ± 0.09. In two of the four male-containing colonies, all were likely progeny of the queen. In the other two colonies workers produced 8 and 14% of the male wasps. Overall, 94.3% of the male wasps were likely progeny of the queen. These patterns are consistent with published studies of vespine wasps|
|Keywords:||Dolichovespula arenaria; relatedness mating frequency; Vespidae; Vespinae|
|Description:||The definitive version may be found at www.wiley.com|
|Appears in Collections:||Earth and Environmental Sciences publications|
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