Beyond promiscuity: mate-choice commitments in social breeding.

  • Jacobus J Boomsma
  • Published 2013 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…


Obligate eusociality with distinct caste phenotypes has evolved from strictly monogamous sub-social ancestors in ants, some bees, some wasps and some termites. This implies that no lineage reached the most advanced form of social breeding, unless helpers at the nest gained indirect fitness values via siblings that were identical to direct fitness via… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0050


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