Conflicts of Interest in Social Insects: Male Production in Two Species of Polistes.

@article{Arvalo1998ConflictsOI,
  title={Conflicts of Interest in Social Insects: Male Production in Two Species of Polistes.},
  author={Elisabeth Ar{\'e}valo and Joan E Strassmann and David C. Queller},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1998},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={797-805}
}
In social insects, reproduction is often monopolized by queens even though in many species are workers capable of laying male eggs. Because it is difficult to see how one or a few queens can suppress the much more numerous workers, collective worker control, or policing, offers an attractive solution. When workers are less related to other workers than they are to queens, workers should be selected to suppress each other in favor of the queen's male offspring, if other things are equal… CONTINUE READING

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