Ultrasociality and the sexual divisions of labor

Pamela Lyon, Linnda Caporael

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    Abstract

    The ultrasociality thesis proposes that the same “mechanistic evolutionary forces” may be at work in the evolution of insect eusociality and human ultrasociality in relation to agriculture. Wide variation in the reproductive division of labor among differing highly social phyla points to a resemblance of outcomes arising from very different selective environments and possibly different forces.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)28-29
    Number of pages2
    JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
    Volume39
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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