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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

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

James H. Hunt

Oxford University Press

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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