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Nestmate discrimination in the social wasp Ropalidia marginata

Venkataraman, AB and Swarnalatha, VB and Nair, P and Vinutha, C and Gadagkar, R (1990) Nestmate discrimination in the social wasp Ropalidia marginata. [Book Chapter]

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The genetical theory of evolution (Hamilton, 1964a,b) has revolutionized our approach to the study of interactions between animals. The prominent role ascribed by Hamilton to kinship between the partners in any interaction was rapidly appreciated and widely applied (Wilson, 1975). Although the question of whether animals have any direct means of assessing kinship amongst themselves remained untested for many years. it is now quite clear that kin recognition is a very ~idespread phenomenon: The ability to discriminate kin from non kin has been reported in a marine invertebrate, subsocial arthropods, a sweat bee, honey bees, several species of ants and wasps, frogs, toads and a variety of mammals (reviews in, Fletcher and Michener, 1986; Gadagkar, 1985b; Gamboa et al., 1986; Hepper, 1986; Holldobler and Michener, 1980; Linsenmair, 1985; Page, 1986; for marine invertebrate see Grosberg and Quinn, 1986).

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: IUSSI - Indian Chapter
Additional Information: copyright to this article belongs to IUSSI - Indian Chapter
Keywords: Nestmate Discrimination, Social Wasps, Ropalidia marginata, Kin Recognition, Nestmate Recognition, Social Insects, Vespidae, Experiment
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 06:12
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 06:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/67767

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