Research Sheds Light on the Evolution of Eusociality

5 June 2008

Research which sheds light on the evolution of eusociality has been published in Science. The work conducted by a team including Prof Ben Oldroyd and A/Prof Madeleine Beekman, has provided the first evidence that monogamy was critical in the evolution of eusociality - a result that strongly supports the kin selection paradigm based on high relatedness.