The spirit of the hive : the mechanisms of social evolution /

Charles Darwin struggled to explain how forty thousand bees working in the dark, seemingly by instinct alone, could organize themselves to construct something as perfect as a honey comb. How do bees accomplish such incredible tasks? Synthesizing the findings of decades of experiments, The Spirit of...

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Main Author: Page, Robert E.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / by Bert Hölldobler
  • What Is the Spirit of the Hive?
  • Individual Variation in Behavior
  • The Evolution of Polyandry
  • Phenotypic Architecture of Pollen Hoarding
  • Genetic Architecture of Pollen Hoarding
  • Reproductive Regulation of Division of Labor
  • Developmental Regulation of Reproduction
  • The Regulatory Architecture of Pollen Hoarding
  • A Crowd of Bees.