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The Social Biology of Ropalidia marginata

Toward Understanding the Evolution of Eusociality

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$100.00 • £86.95 • €90.95

ISBN 9780674006119

Publication Date: 11/30/2001


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone, 74 line illustrations, 28 tables


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  • Preface
  • Part I: Introduction
    • 1. A Primer of Eusociality
    • 2. In Praise of Ropalidia
  • Part II: Social Biology
    • 3. Some Methodological Necessities
    • 4. Natural History
    • 5. Behavioral Caste Differentiation
    • 6. Dominance Behavior and Regulation of Worker Activity
    • 7. Age and Division of Labor
  • Part III: The Evolution of Eusociality
    • 8. The Theoretical Framework
    • 9. Genetic Predisposition I: Intracolony Genetic Relatedness
    • 10. Genetic Predisposition II: Kin and Nestmate Recognition
    • 11. Ecological Predisposition
    • 12. Physiological Predisposition
    • 13. Demographic Predisposition
    • 14. Synthesis
    • 15. Factors That Remain to Be Explored
  • Part IV: Beyond Ropalidia marginata: Social Evolution, Forward and Reverse
    • 16. A Route to Sociality
    • 17. The Evolution of Caste Polymorphism
    • 18. Reverse Social Evolution
  • Summary
  • References
  • Index

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