Enforced altruism in insect societies

Wenseleers, Tom and Ratnieks, Francis L W (2006) Enforced altruism in insect societies. Nature, 444. p. 50. ISSN 0028-0836

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Additional Information: Comparative study of 10 species of eusocial wasps and the honey bee that shows that a smaller proportion of workers lay eggs in species in which the policing, i.e. killing, of worker-paid eggs is more effective. This shows that worker altruism in modern day social insects is largely enforced.
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Depositing User: Francis Ratnieks
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:35
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 10:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26825
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