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A new method is described for estimating genetic relatedness from genetic markers such as protein polymorphisms. It is based on Grafen's (1985) relatedness coefficient and is most easily interpretedExpand
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Computer software for performing likelihood tests of pedigree relationship using genetic markers
Molecular techniques are making ever more genetic markers available for use in parentage assignment, and measures of relatedness. We present a program, Kinship, designed to use likelihood techniquesExpand
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Microsatellites and kinship.
Many evolutionary studies, particularly kinship studies, have been limited by the availability of segregating genetic marker loci. Microsatellites promise to alleviate these problems. MicrosatelliteExpand
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Social insects so dominate many terrestrial habitats (Wilson 1990) that they can hardly escape the attention of biologists, but even if they were rare, they would still attract special interestExpand
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  • D. Queller
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 April 1992
Inclusive fitness theory is central to our understanding of the evolution of social behavior. By showing the importance of genetic transmission through nondescendent relatives, it helps to explainExpand
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Unrelated helpers in a social insect
High-resolution genetic markers have revolutionized our understanding of vertebrate mating systems, but have so far yielded few comparable surprises about kinship in social insects. Here we useExpand
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Unicolonial ants: where do they come from, what are they and where are they going?
Unicolonial ant populations are the most extensive cooperative units known in nature, forming networks of interconnected nests extending sometimes hundreds of kilometers. Within such a supercolony,Expand
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Quantitative Genetics, Inclusive Fitness, and Group Selection
  • D. Queller
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 March 1992
Inclusive-fitness models have been criticized because they give incorrect results for cases in which fitness components interact nonadditively. However, this failure is not due to anything intrinsicExpand
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Kinship, reciprocity and synergism in the evolution of social behaviour
There are two ways to model the genetic evolution of social behaviour. Population genetic models using personal fitness1 –9 may be exact and of wide applicability, but they are often complex andExpand
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Genetic relatedness in viscous populations
SummaryHamilton's inclusive fitness rule shows that the evolution of altruism is facilitated by high genetic relatedness of altruists to their beneficiaries. But the evolution of altruism isExpand
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