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Sexual Selection, Social Competition, and Speciation
Rapid divergence and speciation can occur between populations with or without ecological differences under selection for success in intraspecific social competition-competition in which an individualExpand
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Phenotypic Plasticity and the Origins of Diversity
Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of a single genotype to produce more than one alternative form of morphology, physiological state, and/or behavior in response to environmental conditions.Expand
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Developmental plasticity and the origin of species differences
  • M. J. West-eberhard
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 25 April 2005
Speciation is the origin of reproductive isolation and divergence between populations, according to the “biological species concept” of Mayr. Studies of reproductive isolation have dominated researchExpand
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Catalog of hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
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Natural history and evolution of paper-wasps
1. Polistes: analysis of a society 2. Phylogeny and biogeography of Polistes 3. Learning, individual programs, and higher-level rules in construction of behaviour of Polistes 4. Ecological factorsExpand
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Juvenile hormone, reproduction, and worker behavior in the neotropical social wasp Polistes canadensis.
Previous studies of the division of labor in colonies of eusocial Hymenoptera (wasps and bees) have led to two hypotheses regarding the evolution of juvenile hormone (JH) involvement. The novel- orExpand
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Flexible strategy and social evolution
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Alternative adaptations, speciation, and phylogeny (A Review).
  • M. J. West-eberhard
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
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Alternative adaptations-different adaptive phenotypes maintained in the same life stage and the same population but not necessarily simultaneously expressed in the same individual-representExpand
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Kin recognition - the differential treatment of kin and non-kin by an individual within a species - is one of the most interesting and quickly developing topics in modern biology. Researchers haveExpand
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