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A demonstration of the importance of haplodiploidy in the evolution of eusociality among the Hymenoptera requires estimation of 4 parameters: relatedness between cooperating individuals, effective mating frequency, sex ratio, and rates of worker reproduction. Multilocus DNA fingerprinting...

Mueller, U. G.; Eickwort, G. C.; Aquadro, C. F.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1994, 91, 11, pp 5143-5147

In a response to Starr [Annals of the Entomological Society of America (1985) 78 (6) 836-840] the authors argue that the sting has minimal importance as a pre-adaptation facilitating the evolution of eusociality in the Hymenoptera. Rather, the origins of eusociality occurred in the context of small ...

Kukuk, P. F.; Eickwort, G. C.; Raveret-Richter, M.; Alexander, B.; Gibson, R.; Morse, R. A.; Ratnieks, F.
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 1989, 82, 1, pp 1-5