Social evolution: Reincarnation, free-riding and inexplicable modes of reproduction

Seirian Sumner*, Laurent Keller

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We like to believe that human societies are the most complex in the animal kingdom, with intricate family structures and a unique repertoire of sophisticated social interactions. A new study reveals an insect society so complex that we are forced to reconsider our role as conquerors of complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R206-R207
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2008

Keywords

  • APIS-MELLIFERA-CAPENSIS
  • CLONAL REPRODUCTION
  • WORKER
  • HONEYBEE
  • ANT
  • EGGS
  • LAID

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