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More Fun Than Fun: Weaving with Silk, the Ant Way.

Gadagkar, R (2021) More Fun Than Fun: Weaving with Silk, the Ant Way. In:

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Ants in the genus Oecophylla produce silk but don’t spin cocoons for themselves. Instead, they donate all their silk for the communal nests of their colonies. How did the ants attain this level of perfection through evolutionary time? And why do the larvae donate their silk? The evolution of altruism is a paradox that Charles Darwin and all his successors have had to grapple with.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to the Authors.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 06:31
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2022 09:15
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/69575

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