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Testing Hamilton's rule with competition between relatives
(Nature Publishing Group, 2001)
Hamilton's theory of kin selection suggests that individuals should show less aggression, and more altruism, towards closer kin. Recent theoretical work has, however, suggested that competition between relatives can ...
Cooperation and competition in pathogenic bacteria
(Nature Publishing Group, 2004-08-26)
Kin Discrimination and the Benefit of Helping in Cooperatively Breeding Vertebrates
(AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE, WASHINGTON, 2003)
In many cooperatively breeding vertebrates, a dominant breeding pair is assisted in offspring care by nonbreeding helpers. A leading explanation for this altruistic behavior is Hamilton's idea that helpers gain indirect ...
Cooperation and competition between relatives
(AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE, WASHINGTON, 2002)
Individuals are predicted to. behave more altruistically and less competitively toward their relatives, because they share a relatively high proportion of their genes (e.g., one-half for siblings and one-eighth for cousins). ...