Fine-scale genetic structure reflects sex-specific dispersal strategies in a population of sociable weavers (Philetairus socius).

  title={Fine-scale genetic structure reflects sex-specific dispersal strategies in a population of sociable weavers (Philetairus socius).},
  author={Ren{\'e} E. van Dijk and Rita Covas and Claire Doutrelant and Claire N Spottiswoode and Ben J Hatchwell},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={24 16},
Dispersal is a critical driver of gene flow, with important consequences for population genetic structure, social interactions and other biological processes. Limited dispersal may result in kin-structured populations in which kin selection may operate, but it may also increase the risk of kin competition and inbreeding. Here, we use a combination of long-term field data and molecular genetics to examine dispersal patterns and their consequences for the population genetics of a highly social… CONTINUE READING


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