Cuticular Hydrocarbons Reliably Identify Cheaters and Allow Enforcement of Altruism in a Social Insect


Cheaters are a threat to every society and therefore societies have established rules to punish these individuals in order to stabilize their social system. Recent models and observations suggest that enforcement of reproductive altruism (policing) in hymenopteran insect societies is a major force in maintaining high levels of cooperation. In order to be… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.11.059


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