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Mammalian eusociality: a family affair.
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Comparative studies of two species of mole-rat are helping to clarify the ecological correlates of mammalian eusociality, and ecological factors and kin selection have apparently interacted in the evolution of eussociality in these species. Expand
Stress and the suppression of subordinate reproduction in cooperatively breeding meerkats
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This work provides strong support for the stress-related suppression hypothesis in a cooperative mammal, the meerkat, and suggests that dominant female meerkats employ stressful evictions to suppress reproduction among their probable competitors, when attempting to breed themselves. Expand
Oxidative stress, anti‐oxidant therapies and chronic kidney disease
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There has been little effort to measure patient oxidative stress levels before the use of any anti‐oxidants therapies to optimize outcome, and the majority of studies investigating anti-oxidant treatments in CKD patients show a reduction in oxidative stress and many show improved renal function. Expand
Molecular cell biology of androgen receptor signalling.
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It is likely that a complex, more over-arching, role for AR exists, as each AR domain co-ordinates a multitude of individual and vital roles via a diverse array of interacting partner molecules that are necessary for cellular and tissue development and maintenance. Expand
Intrasexual competition and sexual selection in cooperative mammals
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It is shown that females gain greater benefits from acquiring dominant status than males and traits that increase competitive ability exert a stronger influence on their breeding success, and the extent to which competition for breeding opportunities between females can affect the evolution of sex differences and the operation of sexual selection. Expand
African Mole-Rats: Ecology and Eusociality
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This work has shown that the genetic structure of Mole-Rat populations and the evolution of sociality on African Mole-Rats populations is similar to that of other mammal species studied in the same area. Expand
Ecological constraints drive social evolution in the African mole–rats
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The naked mole–rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is ancestral and divergent from the Damaraland mole– rat (Cryptomys damarensis), supporting previous findings that have suggested the multiple evolution of eusociality within the Bathyergidae. Expand
The new framework for understanding placental mammal evolution
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Compared with previous hypotheses this tree is remarkably stable; however, some uncertainty persists about the location of the placental root, and (for example) the position of bats within laurasiatheres, of sea cows and aardvarks within afrotheres, and of dermopterans within euarchontoglires. Expand
Ultraviolet signals ultra-aggression in a lizard
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It is shown that within the context of the natural signalling environment, UV-reflective throats constitute a conspicuous, effective signal that male Augrabies flat lizards use to advertise their status honestly to rivals. Expand
Phylogeographical patterns of genetic divergence and speciation in African mole‐rats (Family: Bathyergidae)
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This study uses an extensive molecular phylogeny and mitochondrial cytochrome b and 12s rRNA molecular clocks to examine in detail the divergence times, and patterns of speciation of the five extant genera in the context of rift valley formation in Africa. Expand
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