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Imai, H.T.

Year: 2011


A productive friendship - my work in ant cytogenetics with Ross H. Crozier

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 15

Pages: 1-5

Type of contribution: Review Article

Supplementary material: No


Three myrmecologists (R.H. Crozier, R.W. Taylor and H.T. Imai) with different academic backgrounds and interests met in Australia in 1975. They later established an air-drying technique for ant chromosome observations and surveyed hundreds of Australian ant species centred around the Jack jumper Myrmecia pilosula, and proposed the so-called "Minimum Interaction Theory" (a new theory for chromosome evolution). This is an account of their work together.

Open access, licensed under CC BY 4.0. © 2011 The Author(s).

Key words:

Formicidae, Myrmecia pilosula, cytogenetics, population genetics, taxonomy, chromosome evolution, review.

Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

ISSN: Print: 1994-4136 - Online: 1997-3500