Kin Selection versus Sexual Selection: Why the Ends Do Not Meet

@article{Boomsma2007KinSV,
  title={Kin Selection versus Sexual Selection: Why the Ends Do Not Meet},
  author={J. Boomsma},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={R673-R683}
}
  • J. Boomsma
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • I redevelop the hypothesis that lifetime monogamy is a fundamental condition for the evolution of eusocial lineages with permanent non-reproductive castes, and that later elaborations--such as multiply-mated queens and multi-queen colonies--arose without the re-mating promiscuity that characterizes non-social and cooperative breeding. Sexually selected traits in eusocial lineages are therefore peculiar, and their evolution constrained. Indirect (inclusive) fitness benefits in cooperatively… CONTINUE READING
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