Sci Rep 2021 Jul 22;11(1):15037. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Field Science Education and Research Center, Hokkaido Forest Research Station, Kyoto University, 553 Tawa, Shibecha-cho, Kawakami-gun, Hokkaido, 088-2339, Japan.
Sex allocation is one of the most studied traits in evolutionary biology because its theoretical predictions match the empirical data. Here, using the Ryukyu dry-wood termite Neotermes sugioi, we investigated several factors that could bias the sex allocation in three populations (Okinawa, Ishigaki/Iriomote, and Yonaguni). Our survey showed that there were more queen-only colonies than king-only colonies in these populations, suggesting a longer lifespan of the queens than that of the kings. Read More