Testing kin selection with sex allocation data in eusocial Hymenoptera

@article{Chapuisat1999TestingKS,
  title={Testing kin selection with sex allocation data in eusocial Hymenoptera},
  author={Michel Chapuisat and Laurent Keller},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1999},
  volume={82},
  pages={473-478}
}
Sex allocation data in eusocial Hymenoptera (ants, bees and wasps) provide an excellent opportunity to assess the effectiveness of kin selection, because queens and workers differ in their relatedness to females and males. The first studies on sex allocation in eusocial Hymenoptera compared population sex investment ratios across species. Female-biased investment in monogyne (= with single-queen colonies) populations of ants suggested that workers manipulate sex allocation according to their… CONTINUE READING

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