Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality.

TitleInclusive fitness theory and eusociality.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
JournalNature
Volume471
Issue7339
PaginationE1-4; author reply E9-10
Date Published2011 Mar 24
ISSN0028-0836
Abstract

Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057-1062 (2010); Nowak et al. reply. Nowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value in explaining the natural world, and that it has led to negligible progress in explaining the evolution of eusociality. However, we believe that their arguments are based upon a misunderstanding of evolutionary theory and a misrepresentation of the empirical literature. We will focus our comments on three general issues.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature09831
DOI10.1038/nature09831
Short TitleNature
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