Evolution of Social Insect Colonies: Sex Allocation and Kin Selection / Edition 1 by Ross H. Crozier, Pekka Pamilo | | 9780198549420 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Evolution of Social Insect Colonies: Sex Allocation and Kin Selection / Edition 1

Evolution of Social Insect Colonies: Sex Allocation and Kin Selection / Edition 1

by Ross H. Crozier, Pekka Pamilo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198549423

ISBN-13: 9780198549420

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Colonial living is characterized by division of labor and finely coordinated organization; however, many events within a colony are the result of conflicts between individuals seeking to maximize their own interests. This interplay of cooperation and conflict has raised many questions in evolutionary biology, especially how cooperative behavior is maintained in the

Overview

Colonial living is characterized by division of labor and finely coordinated organization; however, many events within a colony are the result of conflicts between individuals seeking to maximize their own interests. This interplay of cooperation and conflict has raised many questions in evolutionary biology, especially how cooperative behavior is maintained in the absence of direct reproduction by workers. How, then, is this behavior passed on? Authors Crozier and Pamilo's analyze the genetic basis of the patterns of reproduction and resource allocation found in social insect colonies - bees, wasps, ants, and termites. This comprehensive study has greater depth and insight than any previous work, and is a significant step forward in the fields of social evolution and population genetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198549420
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Inclusive fitness and sex allocation
3. The evolution in insects
4. Evolution of colony characteristics
5. Intra-colony conflicts over sex allocation
6. Colony-level variation of sex ratios

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