Parentage analysis of Ansell's mole‐rat family groups indicates a high reproductive skew despite relatively relaxed ecological constraints on dispersal

@article{Patzenhauerov2013ParentageAO,
  title={Parentage analysis of Ansell's mole‐rat family groups indicates a high reproductive skew despite relatively relaxed ecological constraints on dispersal},
  author={H. Patzenhauerov{\'a} and J. {\vS}kl{\'i}ba and J. Bryja and R. {\vS}umbera},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22}
}
To better understand evolutionary pathways leading to eusociality, interspecific comparisons are needed, which would use a common axis, such as that of reproductive skew, to array species. African mole‐rats (Bathyergidae, Rodentia) provide an outstanding model of social evolution because of a wide range of social organizations within a single family; however, their reproductive skew is difficult to estimate, due to their cryptic lifestyle. A maximum skew could theoretically be reached in groups… Expand
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