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Colony-level sex ratio in the eusocial Hymenoptera

Abstract:

A simple marginal value argument shows that "assessing' workers maximize their inclusive fitness by specializing on the production of the sex to which they are relatively more related than the average worker in the population is related to that sex. In large populations all but one of the relatedness-asymmetry classes should specialize on the production of one sex only. The remaining, balancing class is selected to compensate any bias induced by the other class(es) such that the population se...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of Evolutionary Biology More from this journal
Volume:
4
Issue:
3
Pages:
383-407
Publication date:
1991-01-01
ISSN:
1010-061X
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:386586
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uuid:f92e7431-20ad-4f85-bbb1-3c4a48b2ef14
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pubs:386586
Source identifiers:
386586
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2013-11-16

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