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The presence of honey bees in our landscapes has long invoked images of vitality, diligence, and cooperation. Unfortunately, the current state of bee health paints a rather different picture. The survival of honey bees, as well as the livelihoods of those who benefit from their labor, is under...

Author(s)
Goblirsch, M.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag, Paris, France
Citation
Apidologie, 2018, 49, 1, pp 131-150
Abstract

Papers on the social lives of spiders, corvids (Corvidae) and hyenas (Hyaenidae) are presented. Reviews on the following topics are included: evolution of cooperative behaviour in animals; sexual selection and social evolution, and their implications for the mating system characteristics of the...

Author(s)
Frank, S. A.
Publisher
Cell Press, Cambridge, USA
Citation
Current Biology, 2007, 17, 16, pp R648-R732
Abstract

We marvel at the social complexity of insects, marked by anatomically and behaviorally distinguishable castes, division of labor and specialization - but how do such systems evolve? Insect societies are composed of individuals, each undergoing its own developmental process and each containing its...

Author(s)
Page, R. E., Jr.; Amdam, G. V.
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York, USA
Citation
BioEssays, 2007, 29, 4, pp 334-343
Abstract

Division of labour is one of the most basic and widely studied aspects of colony behaviour in social insects. Studies of division of labour are concerned with the integration of individual worker behaviour into colony level task organization and with the question of how regulation of division of...

Author(s)
Beshers, S. N.; Fewell, J. H.
Publisher
Annual Reviews Inc, Palo Alto, USA
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 2001, 46, pp 413-440
Abstract

Kin selection theory, the relatedness asymmetry hypothesis, and various modifications of these, as they apply to the evolution of social insects are reviewed. The general validity of kin selection theory is affirmed, as well as the theoretical validity of the relatedness asymmetry hypothesis....

Author(s)
Hahn, P. D.
Citation
Sociobiology, 1995, 26, 1, pp 1-32
Abstract

Social vertebrates display faster chromosomal evolution, faster species turnover and higher levels of allelic heterozygosity than nonsocial vertebrates. At least some species also display substantially more genetic differentiation among geographically spaced social groups. The explanation for this...

Author(s)
Wilson, E. O.
Citation
Oikos, 1992, 63, 1, pp 13-18
Abstract

Plasticity in division of labour in insect societies and its regulation are reviewed, with particular reference to eusocial species such as Apis mellifera and Formicidae. After a brief description of the patterns of division of labour, the social and ecological factors that affect division of...

Author(s)
Robinson, G. E.
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 1992, No. 37, pp 637-665
Abstract

This review, with 75 references, discusses the use of honeybees in experimental work on behavioural genetics. Quantitative genetic models, originally designed for individual characters, have to be modified for all characters related to group behaviour. The assembly of genotypes as well as...

Author(s)
Moritz, R. F. A.; Brandes, C.
Publisher
Springer Verlag, Berlin, German Federal Republic
Citation
Neurobiology and behavior of honeybees., 1987, pp 21-35
Abstract

In this review, with 38 references, the evolution of sociality in bees (Apoidea) is discussed, mainly with reference to the Xylocopinae and Apidae. An attempt is made to define selective pressures that produced pre-adaptations for sociality in the Xylocopinae and how some of these bees could...

Author(s)
Velthuis, H. H. W.
Citation
Experientia Supplementum, 1987, 54, pp 405-430

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