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Queen Succession in the Primitively Eusocial Wasp Ropalidia Marginata
Social insects are the most dominant terrestrial fauna for the last 50 million years. This tremendous ecological success is accompanied by the fact that sociality has evolved multiple times independently and achieved highest ...
The Biology Of Two Sexes : A Study Of The Primitively Eusocial Wasp Ropalidia Marginata
A striking feature of hymenopterans societies is the absence of male workers. Foraging, nest building, brood care and all other activities required for the functioning of the colony are carried out by the females. These ...
Molecular Ecology of the Primitively Eusocial Wasp Ropalidia Marginata : Relatedness, Queen Succession and Population Genetics
Altruism is defined as a trait in an individual that increases some other individual’s fitness at the expense of her own. Therefore, existence of such traits in a population is an evolutionary paradox, as natural selection ...
Queens And Their Succerssors : The Story Of Power In The Primitively Eusocial Wasp Ropalidia Marginata
Ropalidia marginata is characterized as a primitively eusocial wasp due to the absence of morphological differentiation between the queen and worker castes. Unlike other primitively eusocial wasps, however, the queen in ...
Colony Founding And The Evolution Of Eusociality In Primitively Eusocial Wasp, Ropalidia Marginata
(Indian Institute of Science, 2005-08-08)
Many animals live in societies of varying degrees of organization. Some individuals in these societies seem to sacrifice their own fitness to increase the fitness of some others. Understanding the forces that mould the ...