Brood care and social evolution in termites.

@article{Korb2012BroodCA,
  title={Brood care and social evolution in termites.},
  author={Judith Korb and Michael D. Buschmann and Saskia Schafberg and Juergen Liebig and A. -G. Bagneres},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={279 1738},
  pages={2662-71}
}
Cooperative brood care is assumed to be the common driving factor leading to sociality. While this seems to be true for social Hymenoptera and many cooperatively breeding vertebrates, the importance of brood care for the evolution of eusociality in termites is unclear. A first step in elucidating this problem is an assessment of the ancestral condition in termites. We investigated this by determining the overall level of brood care behaviour across four termite species that cover the… CONTINUE READING
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