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monogyny

(mō-nŏj′ă-nē) [″ + gyne, woman]
Practice whereby a male has only one female mate.
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Liebig, "Mixed messages: fertility signaling interferes with nestmate recognition in the monogynous ant Camponotus floridanus" Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol.
First record of polydomy in a monogynous ponerine ant: a means to allow emigration between Pachycondyla goeldii nests.
Investment ratios were more male-biased in polygynous colonies than in either monogynous colonies or colonies with an unknown number of queens.
We compared measures of productivity and investment across habitats, and compared sex investment of monogynous and polygynous colonies.
Our study species shares many of these distinguishing features of the monogynous and polygynous forms, but our case differs in that the monogynous population is polydomous.
With the addition of food resources, colonies went from monogynous to polygynous, [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 8 OMITTED] [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 9 OMITTED] from polydomous to monodomous, and from tight family structure to eroded relatedness (Herbers 1993).
nipponicus is invariably monogynous in mature colonies.
nipponicus are invariably monogynous (Hasegawa 1992).
Here we show that the GV hypotheses are supported when the frequency of polyandry is compared between monogynous and polygynous ant species.
We encountered three difficulties in categorizing species as monogynous or polygynous.