Haplodiploidy and the Evolution of Eusociality: Worker Reproduction

@article{Alpedrinha2013HaplodiploidyAT,
  title={Haplodiploidy and the Evolution of Eusociality: Worker Reproduction},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Alpedrinha and Stuart Andrew West and Andy Gardner},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2013},
  volume={182},
  pages={421 - 438}
}
Hamilton's haplodiploidy hypothesis suggests that the relatively higher relatedness of full sisters in haplodiploid populations promotes altruistic sib rearing and, consequently, the evolution of eusociality. [] Key Result Here, we relax these assumptions and find that worker reproduction has a negative influence on the evolution of helping, either reducing the extent to which it is promoted or leading to it being inhibited.

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