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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...

Wilson, E. O.
Oikos, 1992, 63, 1, pp 13-18

The organization of ant colonies as heterarchies is discussed. In such colonies communication occurs among most or all members and includes feedback loops from lower to higher units of organization. Much of the regulation is based on mass communication, in which information is transmitted from...

Wilson, E. O.; Hölldobler, B.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 1988, 3, 3, pp 65-68