Access to mutualistic endosymbiotic microbes: an underappreciated benefit of group living


A central question in behavioral ecology has been why animals live in groups. Previous theories about the evolution of sociality focused on the potential benefits of decreased risk of predation, increased foraging or feeding efficiency, and mutual aid in defending resources and/or rearing offspring. This paper argues that access to mutualistic endosymbiotic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-007-0428-9


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