Social evolution: community policing in insects

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A recent study shows that, in social insects where workers suppress or 'police' the reproduction of nestmate workers, only a subset of workers act as police. This confirms that policing can serve a collective rather than a selfish interest
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-520
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2007

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