KIN SELECTION AND SOCIAL INSECTS

@article{Queller1998KINSA,
  title={KIN SELECTION AND SOCIAL INSECTS},
  author={David C. Queller and Joan E. Strassmann},
  journal={BioScience},
  year={1998},
  volume={48},
  pages={165-175}
}
Social insects so dominate many terrestrial habitats (Wilson 1990) that they can hardly escape the attention of biologists, but even if they were rare, they would still attract special interest because of the intricate cooperation within their societies. William Morton Wheeler (1911) described the social insect colony as an organism (or as a higher-level organism or superorganism) because of the degree to which individuals appear to operate as a unit that is dedicated to the perpetuation and… 
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