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The Social Biology of &lt;i&gt;Ropalidia marginata&lt;/i&gt;: Toward Understanding the Evolution of Eusociality epub

by Raghavendra Gadagkar


The Social Biology of &lt;i&gt;Ropalidia marginata&lt;/i&gt;: Toward Understanding the Evolution of Eusociality epub

ISBN: 0674006119

ISBN13: 978-0674006119

Author: Raghavendra Gadagkar

Category: Science

Subcategory: Biological Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Harvard University Press (November 30, 2001)

Pages: 400 pages

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PDF On Jan 1, 2001, Raghavendra Gadagkar and others published The Social Biology of Ropalidia marginata - Toward . PAR T III The Evolution of Eusociality.

PDF On Jan 1, 2001, Raghavendra Gadagkar and others published The Social Biology of Ropalidia marginata - Toward Understanding the Evolution of Eusociality. 8 The Theoretical Framework 151. 9 Genetic Predisposition I: Intracolony Genetic Relatedness 159. 10 Genetic Predisposition II: Kin and Nestmate Recognition '180. 11 Ecological Predisposition 216.

Gadagkar, Raghavendra (2001). The Social Biology of Ropalidia marginata. The mechanism of nestmate discrimination in the tropical social wasp Ropalidia marginata and its implications for the evolution of sociality". Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-00611-9. a b c d e f Gadagkar, Raghavendra (2011). Science as a hobby: how and why I came to study the social life of an Indian primitively eusocial wasp". Mandal, Souvik; Gadagkar, Raghavendra (2015-08-01).

In this book, the biologist Raghavendra Gadagkar. R. marginata has provided Gadagkar with a unique opportunity to study the evolution of eusociality; its long-lived dynasties can continue almost indefinitely, as old or weakened queens are replaced by young and healthy ones and new colonies are founded throughout the year. Understanding such primitively eusocial species is crucial, Gadagkar argues, if we are to understand the evolution of the greater degrees of sociality found in other wasp species and in ants, termites, and bees.

The social biology of Ropalidia marginata: toward understanding the evolution of eusociality. Quantitative ethology of social wasps: time-activity budgets and caste differentiation in Ropalidia marginata (Le. (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). R Gadagkar, NV Joshi. R Gadagkar, R Gadagkar. Harvard University Press, 2009. Belonogaster, Mischocyttarus, Parapolybia, and Ropalidia. The social biology of wasps, 149-190, 1991. Evolution of eusociality: the advantage of assured fitness returns. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Animal Behaviour 31 (1), 26-31, 1983.

By Raghavendra Gadagkar. Cambridge (Massachusetts): Harvard University Press. xiii + 368 p; il. index. School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Crozier R. H. and Fjerdingstad E. J. 2001 Polyandry in social in diversity?Acta Zool. Fisher R. A. 1999The genetical theory of natural selection. Mayo O. 1983Natural selection and its constraints. Academic Press, London. Authors and Affiliations.

ISBN: 0700610871 (cloth : alk. paper) Author: Young, James . 1934- Publication & Distribution: Lawrence, Ka. .University Press of Kansas, (c)2001.

Raghavendra Gadagkar. In this book, the biologist Raghavendra Gadagkar focuses on the single species he has worked on throughout his career. Found throughout southern India, Ropalidia marginata is a primitively eusocial wasp-a species in which queens and workers do not differ morphologically and even the latter retain the ability to reproduce.

Raghavendra Gadagkar is a full professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, who studies evolution of social behaviour using eusocial insects using Ropalidia marginata, a locally common wasp as a m.

Raghavendra Gadagkar is a full professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, who studies evolution of social behaviour using eusocial insects using Ropalidia marginata, a locally common wasp as a model. He was, from 2014 to 2016, the president of the Indian National Science Academy

PDF (Published Version) - Published Version Restricted to Repository staff only. In the preface of this book, the author states that this "is the story of my adventures with Ropalidia marginata during the last twenty years, of my dream of understanding the evolution of that pinnacle of social life in animals, eusociality" (p x). Having completed the book I can conclude his dream has been a fruitful one, and that the volume will. be of significant value to all those interested in studying and understanding the dynamics of social systems, whatever species they happen to study.

In this book, the biologist Raghavendra Gadagkar focuses on the single species he has worked on throughout his career. Found throughout southern India, Ropalidia marginata is a primitively eusocial wasp--a species in which queens and workers do not differ morphologically and even the latter retain the ability to reproduce. New colonies may be founded by a single fertile female or by several, which then share reproductive and worker duties.

R. marginata has provided Gadagkar with a unique opportunity to study the evolution of eusociality; its long-lived dynasties can continue almost indefinitely, as old or weakened queens are replaced by young and healthy ones and new colonies are founded throughout the year. Understanding such primitively eusocial species is crucial, Gadagkar argues, if we are to understand the evolution of the greater degrees of sociality found in other wasp species and in ants, termites, and bees. His years of study have led him to believe that ecological, physiological, and demographic factors can be more important than genetic relatedness in the selection for or against social traits.