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The Evolution of Social Wasps$
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James H. Hunt

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307979

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.001.0001

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Kin Selection

Kin Selection

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(p.167) 9 Kin Selection
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The Evolution of Social Wasps
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James H. Hunt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.003.0010

This chapter examines inclusive fitness, which is the conceptual paradigm that has dominated the field for the past three decades. This paradigm is shown to be wanting as a framework to understand how social wasps evolved.

Keywords:   social wasps, haplodiploidy, sex ratio, inclusive fitness, kin selection

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