Paper of the week: ecology not sex determination

Paper of the week is back from the grave, with a new paper by ex-lab alumna Laura Ross & friends. They test whether ecology or mode of sex determination explains patterns of helping in eusocial species: using a comparative analysis, they show it is the former.

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Ross et al (2013) Ecology, not the genetics of sex determination, determines who helps in eusocial populations. Curr Biol 23: 2383-2387.

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