Social insects: from selfish genes to self organisation and beyond

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Jacobus Jan Boomsma, Nigel R. Franks

Selfish gene and self-organisation approaches have revolutionised the study of social insects and have provided unparalleled insights into the highly sophisticated nature of insect social evolution. Here, we briefly review the core programs and interfaces with communication and recognition studies that characterise these fields today, and offer an interdisciplinary future perspective for the study of social insect evolutionary biology.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Ecology & Evolution
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)303-308
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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