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Experimentally induced circular dominance relationships in a polygynous Polistes (Polistes dominulus Christ) wasp colony

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Circular dominance relationships were set up in polygynous Polistes wasp colonies at the pre-emergence phase, by making use of the effects of priority of residence. The results are discussed in relation to various models which have been proposed to explain social dominance.

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Gervet, J., Blanc, L., Pratte, M. et al. Experimentally induced circular dominance relationships in a polygynous Polistes (Polistes dominulus Christ) wasp colony. Experientia 49, 599–604 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01955172

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