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  • adj. Exhibiting unicoloniality.

Etymologies

uni- +‎ colonial (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Argentine ants are unicolonial, that is, they are all so genetically similar that they don't recognize other argentine ant colonies as different.

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  • One researcher writes, “Whereas evolutionary biology can rarely predict where any species is going, it does predict that, despite their short-term ecological success, unicolonial ants are an evolutionary dead end.”

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  • 189 Called unicolonies, they have billions of members and stretch over thousands of kilometers: Helanterä, “Do unicolonial wood ants favor kin?” p.1.

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