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The Spirit of the Hive

The Mechanisms of Social Evolution

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674073029

Publication Date: 06/17/2013

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240 pages

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

39 halftones, 30 line illustrations, 4 tables

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  • Foreword [Bert Hölldobler]
  • Preface
  • 1. Darwin’s Dilemma and the Spirit of the Hive
    • 1.1 Natural History of the Honey Bee
    • 1.2 Summary Comments
  • 2. What Is the Spirit of the Hive?
    • 2.1 Stimulus–Response Basis of Behavior
    • 2.2 The Logic of Division of Labor
    • 2.3 Case Studies
    • 2.4 Adaptive Fine Tuning of Division of Labor
    • 2.5 From Stone Soup to Mulligan Stew
    • 2.6 Summary Comments
  • 3. Individual Variation in Behavior
    • 3.1 Genetic Variation and Behavior
    • 3.2 Polyandry in the Honey Bee
    • 3.3 Genetic Recombination in Honey Bees
    • 3.4 Genetic Variation Is Necessary for Evolution
    • 3.5 Genetic Variation for Worker Behavior
    • 3.6 Behavioral Plasticity and Constraints
    • 3.7 Genetic and Behavioral Dominance
    • 3.8 Behavioral Plasticity and Colony Resilience
    • 3.9 Laying-Worker Behavior
    • 3.10 Summary Comments
  • 4. The Evolution of Polyandry
    • 4.1 Why Do Queens Mate with So Many Males?
    • 4.2 Sex Determination and Polyandry
    • 4.3 Pathogens and Parasites
    • 4.4 Genotypic Diversity and Division of Labor
    • 4.5 A Pluralistic View of the Evolution of Polyandry
  • 5. The Phenotypic Architecture of Pollen Hoarding
    • 5.1 Levels of Biological Organization
    • 5.2 Selective Breeding for Pollen Hoarding
    • 5.3 Individual Behavior
    • 5.4 Sensory-Response Systems
    • 5.5 Associative Learning
    • 5.6 Nonassociative Learning
    • 5.7 Motor Activity
    • 5.8 Neurobiochemistry
    • 5.9 Anatomy of Worker Ovaries and Vitellogenin
    • 5.10 Phenotypic Architecture of Males
    • 5.11 Phenotypic Architecture of Africanized Honey Bees
    • 5.12 A Pollen-Hoarding Syndrome
  • 6. The Genetic Architecture of Pollen Hoarding
    • 6.1 Background
    • 6.2 Mapping Pollen Hoarding
    • 6.3 Verification of Quantitative Trait Loci
    • 6.4 Identification of Pln3
    • 6.5 Pln4 and Mapping the Interactions of Pollen-Hoarding QTLs
    • 6.6 Mapping the Ovary and Juvenile Hormone Regulation by Vitellogenin
    • 6.7 Candidate QTLs
    • 6.8 Caveat
  • 7. Reproductive Regulation of Division of Labor
    • 7.1 Background
    • 7.2 The Double-Repressor Model
    • 7.3 The Reproductive-Ground-Plan Hypothesis and Early Experiments
    • 7.4 How Vitellogenin Affects Onset of Foraging and Foraging Behavior
    • 7.5 Evidence for the Reproductive-Ground-Plan Hypothesis
    • 7.6 Difficulties with the Vitellogenin Foraging Model
    • 7.7 Summary Comments
  • 8. Developmental Regulation of Reproduction
    • 8.1 Queen and Worker Phenotypes
    • 8.2 Nurses and Larvae Share Developmental Programs
    • 8.3 Developmental Signatures of Colony-Level Artificial Selection
    • 8.4 Summary Comments
  • 9. The Regulatory Architecture of Pollen Hoarding
    • 9.1 Loading Algorithms
    • 9.2 Heritability of the Pollen-Hoarding Syndrome
    • 9.3 Social Regulation of Pollen Hoarding
  • 10. A Crowd of Bees
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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