Intraspecific variation in social organization by genetic variation, developmental plasticity, social flexibility or entirely extrinsic factors

@article{Schradin2013IntraspecificVI,
  title={Intraspecific variation in social organization by genetic variation, developmental plasticity, social flexibility or entirely extrinsic factors},
  author={Carsten Schradin},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={368}
}
  • C. Schradin
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Previously, it was widely believed that each species has a specific social organization, but we know now that many species show intraspecific variation in their social organization. Four different processes can lead to intraspecific variation in social organization: (i) genetic variation between individuals owing to local adaptation (between populations) or evolutionarily stable strategies within populations; (ii) developmental plasticity evolved in long-term (more than one generation… Expand
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