Request PDF on ResearchGate | Lifetime monogamy and the evolution of eusociality | All evidence currently available indicates that obligatory sterile eusocial. Eusociality evolved repeatedly in different orders of animals, particularly the . If a queen is lifetime-strictly monogamous – in other words, she mates with only one individual during her entire life – her progeny will be. Focusing on lifetime monogamy as a universal precondition for the evolution of obligate eusociality simplifies the theory and may help to resolve controversies.

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Evolution of reproductive traits in Cataglyphis desert ants: Isoptera Infertility Wasps Bees. This means there is a high cost evklution dispersing individual may not find another source before it starvesand these resources must be defended for the group to survive. Seeley 54 Estimated H-index: With each molt, termites lose the lining of their hindgut and the subsequent bacteria and protozoa that colonize their guts for cellulose digestion.

Lifetime monogamy and the evolution of eusociality.

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Wilson The Ants Sociobiology: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Inbreeding can mimic and even surpass the effects of haplodiploidy.

From This Paper Figures, tables, and topics from this paper. Haplodiploidy and Kin selection. References Publications referenced by this paper.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Ecology of Social Evolution in Termites. Leighton 4 Estimated H-index: Over authors replied [21] arguing that Nowak, et al. The Right Tools for the Job: Thus, natural selection will favor cooperation in any situation where it is more efficient to raise siblings than offspring, and this could start paving a path towards eusociality.

Warrington 4 Estimated H-index: Ford Denison 31 Estimated H-index: HughesBenjamin P. Ancestral monogamy shows kin selection is key to the evolution of eusociality. FosterTom Wenseleers Annual review of entomology Showing of references.

This is when most members of the group give up their own breeding opportunities in order to participate in the reproductive success of other individuals. All evidence currently available indicates that obligatory sterile eusocial castes only arose via the association of lifetime monogamous parents and offspring. This ‘true sociality’ in animals, in which sterile individuals work to further the reproductive success of others, is found in termitesambrosia beetlesgall-dwelling aphidsthripsmarine sponge-dwelling shrimp Synalpheus regalisnaked mole-rats Heterocephalus glaberand the insect order Hymenoptera which includes bees, wasps, and ants.

The symbiont hypothesis in termites is quite different from the others. CornwallisStuart A. The Evolution of Eusociality.

Lifetime monogamy and the evolution of eusociality.

If the trait of sterility can be carried by some individuals without expression, and those individuals that do express sterility help reproductive relatives, the sterile trait can persist and evolve.


Female Choice in Social Insects. BreischBarbara L. This paper has been referenced on Twitter 2 times over the past 90 days. Evolutionary history of life Index of evolutionary biology articles Introduction Outline of evolution Timeline of evolution. The monogamy window can be conceptualized as a singularity comparable with the single zygote commitment of gametes in eukaryotes.

The monogamy window underlines that cooperative breeding and eusociality are different domains of social evolution, characterized by lifetike sectors of parameter space for Hamilton’s rule.

An Introduction to Termites: Polygyny in Nasutitermes species: Social evolution in the sweat bee Halictus scabiosae Nayuta Brand Inclusive fitness is described as a combination of one’s own reproductive success and the reproductive success of others that share similar genes.

The increase of colony size in ants, bees, wasps and termites is thus analogous to the evolution of multicellularity.