Friday, 22 August 2014

Alternate mechanism of species formation picks up support, thanks to a South American ant

Date:
August 21, 2014

Source:
University of Rochester

Summary:
A newly discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, only found in a single patch of eucalyptus trees on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in the same colony, something thought rare in current models of evolutionary development.


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