Social evolution: daily self-sacrifice by worker ants

Bourke, Andrew F. G. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5891-8816 (2008) Social evolution: daily self-sacrifice by worker ants. Current Biology, 18 (23). pp. 1100-1101. ISSN 1879-0445

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Abstract

Each evening, a few workers of a Brazilian ant doom themselves to die overnight by remaining outside the next to seal its entrance. This strking behaviour is a novel form of worker self-sacrifice

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Organisms and the Environment
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:36
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2024 00:14
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/138
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.10.016

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