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Animals should benefit from the ability to recognise their kin, yet curiously this faculty is often absent. New theory confirms that genetic kin recognition is inherently unstable, explaining its rarity.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2007.07.030

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

18/09/2007

Volume

17

Pages

R810 - R812

Keywords

Animals, Behavior, Animal, Cooperative Behavior, Genetic Markers, Models, Genetic, Selection, Genetic