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Author Saito, Yutaka.

Title Plant mites and sociality : diversity and evolution / Yutaka Saito
Published Tokyo ; London : Springer, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (ix, 187 pages) : illustrations
Contents What are mites? -- Plant mites -- Diverse microcosmos on Sasa -- Mite sociality -- Inbreeding depression in haplo-diploidy -- Kin selection -- Is basic science the father of applied science? -- Further research for mite behavioral and evolutionary ecology
Summary Mites are very small animals, characterized by wingless and eyeless bodies, in which sociality has been discovered. This book offers detailed descriptions of the diverse social systems and the social evolution of mites, ranging from genetic to ecological aspects. Through a broad spectrum of studies including traditional natural history, taxonomy, modern evolutionary and behavioral ecology, and theoretical models as well, the book addresses a number of important findings on plant mite evolution and species radiation, with the author succeeding in combining theoretical and practical approaches in behavioral ecology by proposing a new game theory. These findings reflect the complex evolutionary history of these taxa and also help to point out clearly what is known and what is not yet known to date. Mites have been considered a minor animal group, but the author shows that mites actually possess great diversity and therefore make unique materials for evolutionary and behavioral studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Plant mites -- Behavior -- Evoluton
Plant mites.
Social behavior in animals.
Social Behavior
Plant mites.
Social behavior in animals.
Science : Zoology.
Sciences de la vie.
Plant mites.
Social behavior in animals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9784431994565