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dc.contributor.editorChou, Ceciliaen_US
dc.creatorDhein, Kelle
dc.date2017-04-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T16:48:06Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T16:48:06Z
dc.date.created2017-04-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11482
dc.description.abstractIn “Testing the Kin Selection Theory: Who Controls the Investments?” Bert Hölldobler and Edward Osborne Wilson discussed the predictive power of kin selection theory, a theory about the evolution of social behaviors. As part of Hölldobler's and Wilson's 1990 book titled The Ants, Hölldobler and Wilson compared predictions about the reproductive practices of ants to data about the reproductive practices of ants. They showed that the data generally supported the expected behaviors proposed by kin selection theory. Later in their careers, both Hölldobler and Wilson argued that kin selection theory provided an insufficient explanation for the evolution of social behavior. Hölldobler and Wilsons' efforts were emblematic of a larger trend among ant researchers and sociobiologists to explain the evolution of social behavior by focusing on the reproductive dynamics of social organisms.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subject.lcshHölldobler, Bert, 1936-en_US
dc.subject.lcshWilson, Edward O.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAntsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAnimal Behavioren_US
dc.subject.lcshReproductionen_US
dc.subject.lcshBayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburgen_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural selectionen_US
dc.subject.lcshGeneticsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEvolutionen_US
dc.subject.lcshAnt Coloniesen_US
dc.subject.lcshHarvard Universityen_US
dc.title"Testing the Kin Selection Theory: Who Controls the Investments?" from The Ants (1990), by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilsonen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPublicationsen_US
dc.subject.embryoTheoriesen_US
dc.subject.tagSocial Behavioren_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-04-17en_US


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