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Social complexity in bees is not sufficient to explain lack of reversions to solitary living over long time scales

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2007
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Title
Social complexity in bees is not sufficient to explain lack of reversions to solitary living over long time scales
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-7-246
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Authors

Luke B Chenoweth, Simon M Tierney, Jaclyn A Smith, Steven JB Cooper, Michael P Schwarz

Abstract

The major lineages of eusocial insects, the ants, termites, stingless bees, honeybees and vespid wasps, all have ancient origins (> or = 65 mya) with no reversions to solitary behaviour. This has prompted the notion of a 'point of no return' whereby the evolutionary elaboration and integration of behavioural, genetic and morphological traits over a very long period of time leads to a situation where reversion to solitary living is no longer an evolutionary option.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 75 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 2 3%
United States 2 3%
France 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Poland 1 1%
Unknown 68 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 17%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Student > Master 8 11%
Professor 5 7%
Other 14 19%
Unknown 5 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 55 73%
Environmental Science 5 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 1%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 6 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 March 2012.
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#815,318
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Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#471
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Outputs of similar age
#23,667
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#27
of 44 outputs
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