Indiscriminate altruism: Unduly nice parents and siblings

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Title
Indiscriminate altruism: Unduly nice parents and siblings
Journal
Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Author(s)
Keller  L.
ISSN
0169-5347
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Published
Issued date
03/1997
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Number
3
Pages
99-103
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Abstract
Many animals can identify their relatives and bias altruistic behaviour in their favour. However, recent studies have also uncovered cases where nepotism might be expected but is weak or absent within social groups. For instance, in some bird and mammal species, males apparently feed offspring that have been sired by other males at the same rate as their own offspring. Similarly, social insect workers fail to favour more closely related individuals within their colony. Why is this so?
Keywords
multiple-queen colonies kin recognition social hymenoptera honey-bees evolution discrimination diversity asymmetry behavior nepotism
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