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dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Michael Philip
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Mark Ian
dc.contributor.authorHogendoorn, Katja
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-27T05:52:36Z
dc.date.available2010-07-27T05:52:36Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.citationStevens, M.I., Hogendoorn, K., & Schwarz, M.P., 2007. Evolution of sociality by natural selection on variances in reproductive fitness: evidence from a social bee. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7(153).en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2148
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/9240
dc.description© 2007 Stevens et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.description.abstractThe Central Limit Theorem (CLT) is a statistical principle that states that as the number of repeated samples from any population increase, the variance among sample means will decrease and means will become more normally distributed. It has been conjectured that the CLT has the potential to provide benefits for group living in some animals via greater predictability in food acquisition, if the number of foraging bouts increases with group size. The potential existence of benefits for group living derived from a purely statistical principle is highly intriguing and it has implications for the origins of sociality.en
dc.rights© 2007 Stevens et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en
dc.titleEvolution of sociality by natural selection on variances in reproductive fitness: evidence from a social beeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.rmid2006004379
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-7-153en
dc.subject.forgroup0603 Evolutionary Biologyen
dc.subject.forgroup0604 Geneticsen
dc.subject.forgroup0699 Other Biological Sciencesen
dc.rights.holderStevens et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en
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