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Altruism via kin-selection strategies that rely on arbitrary tags with which they coevolve.

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Hamilton's rule explains when natural selection will favor altruism between conspecifics, given their degree of relatedness. In practice, indicators of relatedness (such as scent) coevolve with strategies based on these indicators, a fact not included in previous theories of kin recognition. Using a combination of simulation modeling and mathematical extension of Hamilton's rule, we demonstrate how altruism can emerge and be sustained in a coevolutionary setting where relatedness depends on a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
Volume:
58
Issue:
8
Pages:
1833-1838
Publication date:
2004-08-05
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EISSN:
1558-5646
ISSN:
0014-3820
URN:
uuid:5a250a9f-0891-42b3-a30f-e23a9310fcc4
Source identifiers:
209337
Local pid:
pubs:209337

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