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dc.contributor.authorDarvill, Ben-
dc.contributor.authorLye, Gillian-
dc.contributor.authorGoulson, Dave-
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-09T08:23:57Z-
dc.date.issued2007-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/7381-
dc.description.abstractAggregations of male bumblebees are occasionally observed at the nest entrances of conspecifics. It has always been assumed that they originate from nearby nests and are hoping to mate with emerging gynes. However, it is possible that they are males from within the nest that have not yet dispersed, or are hoping to mate with their sisters. Inbreeding in Hymenoptera with single locus complimentary sex determination (sl-CSD) is costly and should be avoided. Nevertheless, other taxa with sl-CSD have been found to inbreed in this way. We use microsatellites to compare aggregating males with workers from within a Bombus muscorum nest. All males have genotypes inconsistent with origination from within the nest. Estimates of F(is) are near zero, indicating low rates of non-random mating. Clearly male bumblebees can detect mature nests, and congregate in the hope of mating with virgin queens. These data suggest that mechanisms may exist to avoid brother-sister matings at the nest, and perhaps beyond.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherEDP Science/Springer-
dc.relationDarvill B, Lye G & Goulson D (2007) Aggregations of male Bombus muscorum (Hymenoptera: Apidae) at mature nests. Incestuous brothers or amorous suitors?, Apidologie, 38 (6), pp. 518-524.-
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dc.subjectaggregationen_UK
dc.subjectbeyonden_UK
dc.subjectBombusen_UK
dc.subjectBUMBLEBEESen_UK
dc.subjectdataen_UK
dc.subjectHYMENOPTERAen_UK
dc.subjectLOCUSen_UK
dc.subjectMaleen_UK
dc.subjectMALESen_UK
dc.subjectMECHANISMen_UK
dc.subjectMECHANISMSen_UK
dc.subjectmicrosatelliteen_UK
dc.subjectmicrosatellitesen_UK
dc.subjectNESTen_UK
dc.subjectotheren_UK
dc.subjectRATESen_UK
dc.subjectSEXen_UK
dc.subjectSINGLEen_UK
dc.titleAggregations of male Bombus muscorum (Hymenoptera: Apidae) at mature nests. Incestuous brothers or amorous suitors?en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.-
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido:2007032-
dc.citation.jtitleApidologie-
dc.citation.issn0044-8435-
dc.citation.volume38-
dc.citation.issue6-
dc.citation.spage518-
dc.citation.epage524-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.identifier.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido:2007032-
dc.author.emaildave.goulson@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.date19/10/2007-
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciences-
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciences-
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciences-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
dc.identifier.isi000253280800003-
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