Models of division of labor in social insects.

@article{Beshers2001ModelsOD,
  title={Models of division of labor in social insects.},
  author={Samuel N. Beshers and Jennifer H. Fewell},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2001},
  volume={46},
  pages={
          413-40
        }
}
Division of labor is one of the most basic and widely studied aspects of colony behavior in social insects. Studies of division of labor are concerned with the integration of individual worker behavior into colony level task organization and with the question of how regulation of division of labor may contribute to colony efficiency. Here we describe and critique the current models concerned with the proximate causes of division of labor in social insects. The models have identified various… 

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