Parent–offspring conflict and the recruitment of helpers among bee-eaters

  title={Parent–offspring conflict and the recruitment of helpers among bee-eaters},
  author={Stephen T. Emlen and Peter Howard Wrege},
GENETIC conflicts of interest are to be expected between individuals in any non-clonal society1–5. One well studied form of conflict is that between parents and their offspring over the amount of parental care provided to the offspring3. A very different manifestation of parent–offspring conflict may occur in certain cooperatively breeding species in which parents (breeders) are assisted in the rearing of young by their grown offspring (helpers)6–8. If helpers have a sufficiently large effect… CONTINUE READING
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