Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

J. theor. Biol.

Volume

100

Publication Date

1-1-1983

First Page

379

Last Page

397

Abstract

The role of subfertility in the evolution of eusociality in Hymenoptera was examined using deterministic computer simulations of two models of facultative altruism, in which only subfertile females become altruists. The altruism allele was dominant. If altruism is not facultative, then altruism is selected against under the conditions modelled unless altruists have better brood-rearing ability than non-altruists.

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