Evaluation of Possible Proximate Mechanisms Underlying the Kinship Theory of Intragenomic Conflict in Social Insects.

@article{Galbraith2016EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of Possible Proximate Mechanisms Underlying the Kinship Theory of Intragenomic Conflict in Social Insects.},
  author={David A Galbraith and Soojin V. Yi and Christina M Grozinger},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={
          1206-1214
        }
}
Kinship theory provides a universal framework in which to understand the evolution of altruism, but there are many molecular and genetic mechanisms that can generate altruistic behaviors. Interestingly, kinship theory specifically predicts intragenomic conflict between maternally-derived alleles (matrigenes) and paternally-derived alleles (patrigenes) over the generation of altruistic behavior in cases where the interests of the matrigenes and patrigenes are not aligned. Under these conditions… CONTINUE READING
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