Data from: Monogamy promotes altruistic sterility in insect societies

Nicholas G. Davies & Andy Gardner
Monogamy is associated with sibling-directed altruism in multiple animal taxa, including insects, birds, and mammals. Inclusive-fitness theory readily explains this pattern by identifying high relatedness as a promoter of altruism. In keeping with this prediction, monogamy should promote the evolution of voluntary sterility in insect societies if sterile workers make for better helpers. However, a recent mathematical population-genetics analysis failed to identify a consistent effect of monogamy on voluntary worker sterility. Here, we revisit that...
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