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Evolution of social insects colonies

Crozier, R. H.

Evolution of social insects colonies

sex allocation and kin selection

by Crozier, R. H.

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Published by Oxford University in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Insect societies.,
  • Kin selection (Evolution),
  • Sex allocation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRoss H. Crozier and Pekka Pamilo.
    SeriesOxford series in ecology and evolution
    ContributionsPamilo, Pekka.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL496 .C76 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 306 p. :
    Number of Pages306
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21510110M
    ISBN 100198549431, 0198549423

    Social insects (bees, wasps, ants, and termites) present opportunities to study the neuroendocrine regulation of complex social behaviors in a context free from cultural and ethical constraints. Social insects are characterized by polyphenisms: the occurrence of multiple phenotypes in a population that are not due to different genotypes, but.   Insect colonies, although composed of many critters, function in a manner similar to individual organisms, according to a new study. .

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    Biologists since Darwin have been intrigued and confounded by the complex issues involved in the evolution and ecology of the social behavior of insects. The self-sacrifice of sterile workers in ant colonies has been particularly difficult for evolutionary biologists to : Andrew F.G. Bourke. Evolution of Social Insect Colonies: Sex Allocation and Kin Selection by Ross H. Crozier and Pekka Pamilo The Social Biology of Wasps, by Kenneth G. Ross and Robert W. Mathews (Eds) Natural History and Evolution of Paper-Wasps by azzi and M.J. West-Eberhard (eds.) Social wasps on the Web BWARS The UK Bees Ants and Wasps Recording Scheme.


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"An analysis of the genetic determinants in the reproductive patterns of social insect colonies as well as the genetic and behavioral characteristics of individuals within the coloniesWhile this book may be of particular use to geneticists, entomologists, and social biologists, it should interest anyone involved in population genetics or.

Eusociality (from Greek εὖ eu "good" and social), the highest level of organization of sociality, is defined by the following characteristics: cooperative brood care (including care of offspring from other individuals), overlapping generations within a colony of adults, and a division of labor into reproductive and non-reproductive groups.

The division of labor creates specialized. Evolution of Social Insect Colonies: Sex Allocation and Kin Selection (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution) For any serious student of social insects, just the Evolution of social insects colonies book of data put together by the authors are worth the price of the book."--The Quarterly Review of by:   Authors Crozier and Pamilo's analyze the genetic basis of the patterns of reproduction and resource allocation found in social insect colonies - bees, wasps, ants, and termites.

This comprehensive study has greater depth and insight than any previous work, and is a significant step forward in the fields of social evolution and population : Ross H. Crozier. For any serious student of social insects, just the tables of data put together by the authors are worth the price of the book."--The Quarterly Review of Biology, 'Evolution of Social Insect Colonies concisely presents a diversity ofkin-selection models aimed at defining social insect life this book shouldbe read by all budding insect.

Colonial living is characterized by division of labor and finely coordinated organization; however, many events within a colony are the result of conflicts between individuals seeking to maximize their own interests. This interplay of cooperation and conflict has raised many questions in evolutionary biology, especially how cooperative behavior is maintained in the absence of.

James H. Hunt is of this school and his book "The Evolution of Social Wasps" is an eloquent defense of what could be called colony selection based on the "Superorganism" concept proposed by Wheeler inand involving an in depth study of the wasp family by: The self-sacrifice of sterile workers in ant colonies has been particularly difficult for evolutionary biologists to explain.

In this important new book, Andrew Bourke and Nigel Franks not only present a detailed overview of the current state of scientific knowledge about social evolution in ants, but also show how studies on ants have. Biologists since Darwin have been intrigued and confounded by the complex issues involved in the evolution and ecology of the social behavior of insects.

The self-sacrifice of sterile workers in ant colonies has been particularly difficult for evolutionary biologists to explain. In this important new book, Andrew Bourke and Nigel Franks not only present a detailed overview of the. Get this from a library.

Evolution of social insect colonies: sex allocation and kin selection. [R H Crozier; Pekka Pamilo] -- This study analyzes the genetic basis of the patterns of reproduction and resource allocation found in the colonies of bees, wasps, ants and termites.

The authors' aim is to provide new insights for. Kin selection has been used to explain evolution of man altruistic traits found in those social insect castes which have reduced reproductivity. Kin selection is most probable among organisms living in family groups.

It is commonly assumed, therefore, that (1) the most primitive social insects, like the more specialized ones, live in mother-daughter (eusocial) colonies, (2) colonies of Cited by:   Biologists since Darwin have been intrigued and confounded by the complex issues involved in the evolution and ecology of the social behavior of insects.

The self-sacrifice of sterile workers in ant colonies has been particularly difficult for Pages: Research on social evolution in insects has concentrated on the origin of eusociality and on conflicts over reproduction and sex allocation within established societies (e.g.

9; 18; 13). A less well‐explored theme is the transition from simple to complex sociality among social by: This book analyzes for the first time how parasites shape the biology of social insects: the ants, wasps, bees, and termites.

Paul Schmid-Hempel provides an overview of the existing knowledge of parasites in social insects. Current ideas are evaluated using a broad database, and the role of parasites for the evolution and maintenance of the social organization and biology of insects is 5/5(1).

Biologists since Darwin have been intrigued and confounded by the complex issues involved in the evolution and ecology of the social behavior of insects.

The self-sacrifice of sterile workers in ant colonies has been particularly difficult for evolutionary biologists to explain. It is commonly assumed, therefore, that (1) the most primitive social insects, like the more specialized ones, live in mother-daughter (eusocial) colonies, (2) Author: Stefano Turillazzi.

Eusocial insects, the bees, wasps, ants and termites that live in colonies with a queen and workers, are one of the pinnacles of social evolution (Wilson ).

The key characteristic of eusociality is reproductive division of labour, in which some society members specialize in reproduction (queens, and also kings in termites) while others Cited by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Proceedings of the First European Congress on Social Insects, held at the University of Leuven, Belgium, from.

The evolution of soldier altruism by kin-selection in termites remains a theoretical possibility. this book comprehensively covers all the various mechanisms of caste differentiation in social insects. For the first time the most recent information regarding mechanisms of caste differentiation in higher termites has been compiled in a well.

colonies). Live for only a couple of months and die soon after mating and are often chased away from colony. Life-cycle of social insects: All social insects have a similar life cycle that is holometabolous and is characterized by metamorphosis.

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The self-sacrifice of sterile workers in ant colonies has been particularly difficult for evolutionary biologists to explain.Serotonin seems understudied in social insects, although two studies have found differences in serotonin titre or receptor gene expression between sterile and .