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Detecting kin selection at work using inclusive fitness.

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A recent model shows that altruism can evolve with limited migration and variable group sizes, and the authors claim that kin selection cannot provide a sufficient explanation of their results. It is demonstrated, using a recent reformulation of Hamilton's original arguments, that the model falls squarely within the scope of inclusive fitness theory, which furthermore shows how to calculate inclusive fitness and the relevant relatedness. A distinction is drawn between inclusive fitness, which...

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10.1098/rspb.2006.0140

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
274
Issue:
1610
Pages:
713-719
Publication date:
2007-03-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:163a4b34-03d5-4f1e-baa9-84a85c868906
Source identifiers:
209796
Local pid:
pubs:209796

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