Background: Mutual policing is an important mechanism for reducing conflict in cooperative groups. In societies of ants, bees, and wasps, mutual policing of worker reproduction can evolve when workers are more closely related to the queen's sons than to the sons of workers or when the costs of worker reproduction lower the inclusive fitness of workers.
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- Moore, Dani (Author)
- Liebig, Juergen (Author)
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Moore, D., & Liebig, J. (2010). Mechanisms of social regulation change across colony development in an ant. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10(1), 328. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-328