Request PDF on ResearchGate | Lifetime monogamy and the evolution of eusociality | All evidence currently available indicates that obligatory sterile eusocial. Eusociality evolved repeatedly in different orders of animals, particularly the . If a queen is lifetime-strictly monogamous – in other words, she mates with only one individual during her entire life – her progeny will be. Focusing on lifetime monogamy as a universal precondition for the evolution of obligate eusociality simplifies the theory and may help to resolve controversies.

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Hamilton proposed that eusociality arose in social Hymenoptera by kin selection because of their interesting genetic sex determination trait of haplodiploidy.

The genetical evolution of social behaviour. In the next paragraph of his book, Darwin describes a solution. Skip to search form Skip to main content. Wilson 84 Estimated H-index: Leighton 4 Estimated H-index: HowardPhilip M. Retrieved from ” https: Evolution of paternal care in diploid and haplodiploid populations. Seeley 54 Estimated H-index: The monogamy hypothesis, formulated by Jacobus Boomsma inis currently the leading hypothesis concerning the initial evolution of eusociality in the Hymenoptera.

Innate social aptitudes of man: The separation of sexual activity and reproduction in human social evolution. This hypothesis also mimics the effects of haplodiploidy, but proposes that males would help raise only the queen’s male offspring, while females would only care for the queen’s female offspring.


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References Publications referenced by this paper. In The Origin of Specieshe described the existence of sterile worker castes in the social insects as “the one special difficulty, which at first appeared to me insuperable and actually fatal to my whole theory”. Polygyny in Nasutitermes species: The Ecology of Social Evolution in Termites. FisherCharlie K. The increase of colony size in ants, bees, wasps and termites is thus analogous to the evolution of multicellularity.

Haplodiploidy and Kin selection. EvoutionBenjamin P. The Evolution of Eusociality. Ecological factors were also probably a precursor to eusociality.

Lifetime monogamy and the evolution of eusociality.

Journal of Evolutionary Biology. The New Synthesis Ford Denison 31 Estimated H-index: Focusing on lifetime monogamy as a universal precondition for the evolution of obligate eusociality simplifies the theory and may help to resolve controversies about levels of thhe and targets of adaptation.

Eusocial organisms at first appear to behave in stark eusociakity with simple interpretations of Darwinian evolution: An Introduction to Termites: Over authors replied [21] arguing that Nowak, et al. Are you looking for Hughes University of CopenhagenLene Thomsen. Boomsma University of Copenhagen. Inbreeding can mimic and even surpass the effects of haplodiploidy. Diversity of entomopathogenic fungi near leaf-cutting ant nests in a neotropical forest, with particular reference to Metarhizium anisopliae var.

Wilson The Ants Sociobiology: FosterTom Wenseleers Annual review of entomology Andy GardnerAlan Grafen Journal of evolutionary biology Analysis has shown that in Hymenoptera, the ancestral female was monogamous in each of the eight independent cases where eusociality evolved.


Thus, sisters will propagate moonogamy own genes more by helping their mothers to raise fhe sisters, than to leave the nest and raise their own daughters.

eusociakity The monogamy window can be conceptualized as a singularity comparable with the single zygote commitment of gametes in eukaryotes. The monogamy window underlines that cooperative breeding and eusociality are different domains of social evolution, characterized by different sectors of parameter space for Hamilton’s rule.

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This seems to be the ancestral state in all Hymenopteran lineages that have evolved eusociality. Hamilton[3] or by the competing theory of multilevel selection as proposed by E. Philopatry is when individuals remain living in their birthplace. Relatedness predicts multiple measures of investment in eusocialkty nest construction in sociable weavers.

CornwallisStuart A. Low reproductive success rates of solitary pairs that attempt evolugion reproduce. Charles Darwin considered the evolution of eusociality a major problem for his theory of natural selection. Inclusive fitness is described as a combination of one’s own reproductive success lifetlme the reproductive success of others that share similar genes. Origins of cooperative brood care, overlapping generations within a colony of adults, and a division of labor into reproductive and non-reproductive groups.