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Worker reproduction and policing in insect societies: an ESS analysis

Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Aug 18, 2004

Tom WenseleersFrancis L W Ratnieks

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Insect societies are vulnerable to exploitation by workers who reproduce selfishly rather than help to rear the queen's offspring. In most species, however, only a small proportion of the workers reproduce. Here, we develop an evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) model to investigate fa...read more

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Worker reproduction and policing in insect societies: an ESS analysis

Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Aug 18, 2004

Tom WenseleersFrancis L W Ratnieks

PMID: 15312076

DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2004.00751.x

Abstract

Insect societies are vulnerable to exploitation by workers who reproduce selfishly rather than help to rear the queen's offspring. In most species, however, only a small proportion of the workers reproduce. Here, we develop an evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) model to investigate fa...read more

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Etiology
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Vespula vulgaris
Apis (invertebrate)
Insect Extract
Egg Laying
Social Dominance
221
4

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