gyne

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gyne

 (jīn)
n.
A female social insect that is or has the potential to become a reproductive queen, in contrast to a sterile worker.

[Greek gunē, woman; see gwen- in Indo-European roots.]
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Venom alkaloids of monogyne and polygyne forms of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, in Taiwan.
Comme ces derniers forment en l'occurrence des groupes multimales-multifemelles dans lesquels la reproduction se fait dans la <<promiscuite>> (3)--c'est-a-dire oo aucun lien stable n'attache le male a une compagne--, le developpement evolutionnaire du lien reproducteur stable unissant d'une maniere plus ou moins permanente (et dans des formes diverses: polygyne ou monogame) un male a une ou des partenaires est, selon Chapais, logiquement necessaire pour que la familiarite qui rapproche la femelle de sa progeniture deteigne, pour ainsi dire, sur le male qui lui est associe.
Invasion of polygyne fire ants decimates native ants and disrupts arthropod community.
Effects of polygyne fire ant invasion on native ants of a blackland prairie in Texas.
1990: Invasion of polygyne fire ants decimates native ants and disrupts arthropod community.
Comparison of polygyne and monogyne red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) population densities.
They have polygyne, unicolonial colonies that vary from having only a few workers to thousands per nest.
Comparison of nestmate recognition between monogyne and polygyne populations of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
Invasion of polygyne tire ants decimates native ants and disrupts arthropod community.
The quasi-choral, massed harmonies of Polygyne filled the room, with the seven-piece marshalled by mainman Casper Clausen.
The distribution, sociability and fecundity of queens in normal groups of the polygyne ant Myrmica rubra.