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Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057–1062 (2010)10.1038/nature09205; Nowak et al. replyNowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value inExpand
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Local resource enhancement and sex ratios in a primitively social bee
'Queen-worker conflict'1 and 'local mate competition'2,3 have frequently been used to help explain female-biased sex ratios in the social Hymenoptera. In this report I show that neither of theseExpand
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  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
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Montane populations of the Australian allodapine bee, Exoneura bicolor, are characterized by high levels of cooperative nesting and strongly female‐biased sex ratios. A conspecific population fromExpand
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A Mid-Cretaceous Origin of Sociality in Xylocopine Bees with Only Two Origins of True Worker Castes Indicates Severe Barriers to Eusociality
The origin of sterile worker castes, resulting in eusociality, represents one of the major evolutionary transitions in the history of life. Understanding how eusociality has evolved is therefore anExpand
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The costs and benefits of sociality in a facultatively social bee
The evolution of social behaviour from solitary antecedents has traditionally been attributed to inclusive fitness benefits. Direct fitness components account for individuals' lifetime reproductiveExpand
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Kin Association During Nest Founding in the Bee Exoneura Bicolor: Active Discrimination, Philopatry and Familiar Landmarks
Hamilton’s Kin Selection Hypothesis requires, as a minimal condition, that altruistic individuals tend to direct aid towards other individuals sharing a greater genetic similarity than would beExpand
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Reproductive skew in the Australian allodapine bee Exoneura robusta
Uneven sharing of reproduction (reproductive skew) among members of a cooperative animal society is one of the key features associated with advanced sociality and task specialization. Allocation ofExpand
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Intersexual sibling interactions and male benevolence in a fig wasp
We studied interactions between males and females of the Australian pollinating fig wasp, Pleistodontes imperialis (Chalcidoidea, Agaonidae), in Ficus platypoda (Moraceae). As for many other figExpand
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Order of adult eclosion is a major determinant of reproductive dominance in the allodapine bee Exoneura bicolor
Abstract Abstract. Overwintering colonies of the allodapine bee Exoneura bicolor are characterized by marked reproductive differentiation among female nestmates. Previous work has shown thatExpand
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Numerical Modelling of Brown Coal Combustion in a Tangentially-Fired Furnace
A CFD model of a 375 MW tangentially-fired furnace located in Australia’s Latrobe Valley has been developed. Coal feed rates, air flow rates, coal particle size distribution and coal properties,Expand
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