Short Communication: Lack of Aggression and Spatial Association of Colony Members in Reticulitermes flavipes

@article{Bulmer2004ShortCL,
  title={Short Communication: Lack of Aggression and Spatial Association of Colony Members in Reticulitermes flavipes},
  author={Mark S. Bulmer and J. F. A. Traniello},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={121-126}
}
The concept of kin selection and the evolution of altruistic behavior, which is fundamental to the evolution of eusociality, predicts that either relatives can recognize one another and discriminate against strangers or the population structure naturally keeps nonrelatives separate (Carlin, 1989). Since Hamilton (1964a,b) formulated the kin selection theory, numerous social insects have been found to possess the ability to distinguish between kin and nonkin (Fletcher and Michener, 1987). Many… CONTINUE READING