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Promiscuity and the evolution of cooperative breeding.

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Empirical data suggest that low levels of promiscuity have played a key role in the evolution of cooperative breeding and eusociality. However, from a theoretical perspective, low levels of promiscuity can favour dispersal away from the natal patch, and have been argued to select against cooperation in a way that cannot be explained by inclusive fitness theory. Here, we use an inclusive fitness approach to model selection to stay and help in a simple patch-structured population, with strict d...

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10.1098/rspb.2011.1627

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
279
Issue:
1732
Pages:
1405-1411
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:e75951b8-8846-40ef-a923-f76291a73eff
Source identifiers:
209426
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pubs:209426

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