A heritable component in sex ratio and caste determination in a Cardiocondyla ant

@article{Frohschammer2009AHC,
  title={A heritable component in sex ratio and caste determination in a Cardiocondyla ant},
  author={Sabine Frohschammer and J{\"u}rgen Heinze},
  journal={Frontiers in Zoology},
  year={2009},
  volume={6},
  pages={27 - 27}
}
Studies on sex ratios in social insects provide among the most compelling evidence for the importance of kin selection in social evolution. The elegant synthesis of Fisher's sex ratio principle and Hamilton's inclusive fitness theory predicts that colony-level sex ratios vary with the colonies' social and genetic structures. Numerous empirical studies in ants, bees, and wasps have corroborated these predictions. However, the evolutionary optimization of sex ratios requires genetic variation… CONTINUE READING