Physiological mechanisms mediating patterns of reproductive suppression and alloparental care in cooperatively breeding carnivores.

@article{Montgomery2018PhysiologicalMM,
  title={Physiological mechanisms mediating patterns of reproductive suppression and alloparental care in cooperatively breeding carnivores.},
  author={Tracy M. Montgomery and Erika L Pendleton and Jennifer E Smith},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2018},
  volume={193 Pt A},
  pages={
          167-178
        }
}
Although cooperation represents a long-standing evolutionary puzzle, field studies on social carnivores have contributed greatly to our understanding of the selective forces favoring cooperative breeding. Despite these insights, our grasp of the proximate mechanisms facilitating cooperation in carnivores remains surprisingly limited. Here we provide an… CONTINUE READING