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Haplodiploidy and the evolution of eusociality: split sex ratios.

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It is generally accepted that from a theoretical perspective, haplodiploidy should facilitate the evolution of eusociality. However, the "haplodiploidy hypothesis" rests on theoretical arguments that were made before recent advances in our empirical understanding of sex allocation and the route by which eusociality evolved. Here we show that several possible promoters of the haplodiploidy effect would have been unimportant on the route to eusociality, because they involve traits that evolved ...

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10.1086/663683

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
The American naturalist
Volume:
179
Issue:
2
Pages:
240-256
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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EISSN:
1537-5323
ISSN:
0003-0147
URN:
uuid:47e64df7-7e39-4510-9398-bccb7b408a17
Source identifiers:
222728
Local pid:
pubs:222728

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