African Mole-Rats: Ecology and Eusociality

African Mole-Rats: Ecology and Eusociality

by Nigel C. Bennett, Chris G. Faulkes
     
 

This volume, first published in 2000, explores the range of social systems in this fascinating group to understand how complex social systems evolved.See more details below

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This volume, first published in 2000, explores the range of social systems in this fascinating group to understand how complex social systems evolved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521771993
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction to the Bathyergidae; 2. The subterranean niche; 3. The food resource of African Mole-Rats; 4. Social organisation in African Mole-Rats; 5. Life history patterns and reproductive biology; 6. Social suppression of reproduction in African Mole-Rats; 7. The genetic structure of Mole-Rat populations; 8. The evolution of sociality on African Mole-Rats; References; Index.

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