Social Evolution: The Smell of Cheating

Chapuisat, M. (2009). Social Evolution: The Smell of Cheating. Current Biology, 19 (5): R196-R19.

 Abstract: Coercion is a powerful means to enforce altruism and promote social cohesion in animal groups, but it requires the reliable identification of selfish individuals. Experiments in a desert ant provide the first direct proof that a single cuticular hydrocarbon elicits the policing of reproductive workers by other colony members.

Source: Current Biology

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