Molecular evolutionary analyses of insect societies.

@article{Fischman2011MolecularEA,
  title={Molecular evolutionary analyses of insect societies.},
  author={Brielle J. Fischman and S Hollis Woodard and Gene E. Robinson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 Suppl 2},
  pages={10847-54}
}
The social insects live in extraordinarily complex and cohesive societies, where many individuals sacrifice their personal reproduction to become helpers in the colony. Identifying adaptive molecular changes involved in eusocial evolution in insects is important for understanding the mechanisms underlying transitions from solitary to social living, as well as the maintenance and elaboration of social life. Here, we review recent advances made in this area of research in several insect groups… CONTINUE READING
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