The evolution of parental care in insects: A test of current hypotheses

@article{Gilbert2015TheEO,
  title={The evolution of parental care in insects: A test of current hypotheses},
  author={James D. J. Gilbert and Andrea Manica},
  journal={Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={69},
  pages={1255 - 1270}
}
  • J. Gilbert, A. Manica
  • Published 30 April 2015
  • Biology
  • Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
Which sex should care for offspring is a fundamental question in evolution. Invertebrates, and insects in particular, show some of the most diverse kinds of parental care of all animals, but to date there has been no broad comparative study of the evolution of parental care in this group. Here, we test existing hypotheses of insect parental care evolution using a literature‐compiled phylogeny of over 2000 species. To address substantial uncertainty in the insect phylogeny, we use a brute force… 
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