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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Skip to search form Skip to main content. Haplodiploidy and Kin selection. Cited 12 Source Add To Collection.

The monogamy window can be conceptualized eusocility a singularity comparable with the single zygote commitment of gametes in eukaryotes. HughesBenjamin P. Isoptera Infertility Wasps Bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Yves Roisin 25 Estimated H-index: Andy GardnerAlan Grafen Journal of evolutionary biology Journal of Theoretical Biology.

Lifetime monogamy and the evolution of eusociality.

The Evolution of Eusociality. Relatedness predicts multiple measures of investment in cooperative nest construction in sociable weavers. Hudson Kern Reeve 34 Estimated H-index: Explicit use of et al.


This helps explain lifetimme abundance of eusocial genera within the order Hymenoptera, including three separate origins within halcitid bees alone. Leighton 4 Estimated H-index: RatnieksKevin R. Lifetime monogamy and the evolution of eusociality. Although the symbiont hypothesis serves as a pre-condition for termites to evolve into eusocial societies, scientists have found two crucial pre-conditions for the evolution of eusociality across all mknogamy.

Colony life history in the bumble bee Bombus terrestris: Female Choice in Social Insects.

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Diversity of entomopathogenic fungi near leaf-cutting ant nests in a neotropical forest, with particular reference to Metarhizium anisopliae var. Queller Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society‚Ķ. It uses Hamilton’s kin selection approach in a way that applies to both haploid and diploid organisms.

This monnogamy there is a high cost to dispersing individual may not find another source before it starvesand these resources must be defended for the group to survive. Cited 55 Source Add To Collection. Eusociality can be characterized by four main criteria: In many monogamous animals, an individual’s death prompts its partner to look for a new mate, which would affect relatedness and hinder the evolution of eusocialiity Topics Discussed in This Paper.


Conflict resolution in insect societies. This equality implies that any infinitesimally small benefit of helping at the maternal nest brelative to the cost in personal reproduction c that persists throughout the lifespan of entire cohorts of helpers suffices to establish permanent eusociality, so that group benefits can increase gradually during, but mostly after the transition.

Evolution of eusociality

This seems to be the ancestral state in all Hymenopteran lineages that have evolved eusociality. Darwin was on the right track, except sterility is not a characteristic shared among all eusocial animals. All evidence currently available indicates that obligatory sterile eusocial castes only arose via the lifteime of lifetime monogamous parents and offspring. Boris Baer 30 Estimated H-index: From This Paper Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.