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Queen gene

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ONE gene determines whether a queen fire ant rules her nest or shares her throne. Fire ants form two types of communities. In one type, a large queen lays eggs quickly and sets up a colony on her own, while in the other, smaller queen ants reproduce gradually and establish colonies with others. Now Kenneth Ross, of the University of Georgia, has found that a single gene makes the difference ( Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol 95,