Social insects: from selfish genes to self organisation and beyond

JJ Boomsma, NR Franks

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Selfish gene and self-organisation approaches have revolutionised the study of social insects and have provided unparalleled insights into the highly sophisticated nature of insect social evolution. Here, we briefly review the core programs and interfaces with communication and recognition studies that characterise these fields today, and offer an interdisciplinary future perspective for the study of social insect evolutionary biology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303 - 308
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Volume21 (6)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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Publisher: Elsevier

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