Conflict resolution in insect societies.

  title={Conflict resolution in insect societies.},
  author={Francis L. W. Ratnieks and Kevin R. Foster and Tom Wenseleers},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
Although best known for cooperation, insect societies also manifest many potential conflicts among individuals. These conflicts involve both direct reproduction by individuals and manipulation of the reproduction of colony members. Here we review five major areas of reproductive conflict in insect societies: (a) sex allocation, (b) queen rearing, (c) male rearing, (d) queen-worker caste fate, and (e) breeding conflicts among totipotent adults. For each area we discuss the basis for conflict… 

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