A dispersive morph in the naked mole-rat

@article{ORiain1996ADM,
  title={A dispersive morph in the naked mole-rat},
  author={M. Justin O'Riain and Jennifer U. M. Jarvis and Chris G. Faulkes},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={380},
  pages={619-621}
}
CLOSE inbreeding is known for a variety of small mammal species1–4 for which a high probability of mortality during dispersal makes helping and delayed maturation a relatively secure fitness option5. Prolonged inbreeding, however, is usually associated with lowered fitness6,7, and it has been shown that most highly inbred small mammals8 and social insects9 have inbreeding-avoidance mechanisms that promote some degree of outbreeding. However, previous field and laboratory research on the naked… 

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