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monogynous

[mə′näj·ə·nəs]
(botany)
Having only one pistil.
(vertebrate zoology)
Having only one female in a colony.
Consorting with only one female.
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Our data add to the emerging picture of Myrmica species by presenting a new syndrome of obligate monogyny versus facultative polygyny in different populations.
One well-documented case is the transition [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 6 OMITTED] from monogyny and monodomy to polygyny and polydomy in the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta.
What causes a population to move from monogyny to po-lygyny, or vice versa, remains a mystery for most social insect species.
Using only genera as independent points yields similar results, with a significant association between multiple mating and monogyny (table 2; [[Chi].
Monogyny and polygyny of Formica ants--a result of alternative dispersal tactics?