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Greenbeards.

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Greenbeards are genes that can identify the presence of copies of themselves in other individuals, and cause their bearer to behave nepotistically toward those individuals. In recent years, a number of examples have been discovered, and it has been suggested that greenbeards represent one of the fundamental routes to social behaviors such as cooperation. However, despite their possible theoretical and empirical importance, many basic aspects of greenbeard biology are commonly misunderstood. H...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
Volume:
64
Issue:
1
Pages:
25-38
Publication date:
2010-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1558-5646
ISSN:
0014-3820
URN:
uuid:2a6f037c-2182-4bdf-8285-d3a26e680ab9
Source identifiers:
209322
Local pid:
pubs:209322
Language:
English
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