Evolution: sympatric speciation the eusocial way

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Sympatric speciation normally requires particular conditions of ecological niche differentiation. However, ant social parasites have been suspected to arise sympatrically, because (dis)loyalty to eusocial kin-structures induces disruptive selection for dispersal and inbreeding. A new study documents this process in unprecedented detail.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent biology : CB
Issue number17
Pages (from-to)R798-R800
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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