Caste and ecology in the social insects

Published
  • Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press 1978
Physical description
xv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN
  • 0691082103
  • 9780691082103
  • 0691082138
  • 9780691082134
  • 0691023611
  • 9780691023618
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-346) and index.
  • Performed by: ISBN 0-691-08213-8 Pbk : Unpriced.
  • Kohler Darwin Collection Review ; July 2005
Contents
  • Why is caste important? -- Colony life cycles -- Genetic preconditions for castle evolution -- Biological characteristics of caste systems -- Caste structure and ergonomic optimization -- Optimum caste ratios -- Caste in the service of foraging strategy -- Critique of optimization theory in evolutionary biology -- Unsolved problems.
Related item
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1504/78051185-d.html
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • English

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