Kin recognition, multilevel selection and altruism in crop sustainability

@article{Murphy2017KinRM,
  title={Kin recognition, multilevel selection and altruism in crop sustainability},
  author={Guillermo P Murphy and Clarence J. Swanton and Rene C. van Acker and Susan A. Dudley},
  journal={Journal of Ecology},
  year={2017},
  volume={105}
}
Intraspecific competition among crop plants is undesirable. Less competitive crops are predicted to increase yield and decrease the need for added resources. Wild plants demonstrate the ability to recognize kin and potentially help their relatives by reducing their competitive behaviours, a form of altruism. Altruism can also evolve through multilevel selection. Are these processes relevant to sustainable agriculture? Crops do grow predictably with kin. However, their evolution is more strongly… 

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