Posts tagged "ants"

Rare All-Female Ant Colony Procreates By Cloning Discovered

An Amazonian ant colony has done away with sex, preferring to reproduce via cloning. Queen ants replicate themselves to produce genetically identical daughters. Biologist Ann Himler of the University of Arizona and her team were studying the ants' ability to cultivate crops. This particular species, Mycocepurus smithii, is able to grow a greater number of…
By: Annika Harris / May 1, 2009