Problems of kin recognition.

  title={Problems of kin recognition.},
  author={Brett Waldman and Peter C Frumhoff and Paul W. Sherman},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={3 1},
Behavioural ecologists have long assumed that animals discriminate between their kin and non-kin, but paid little attention to how animals recognize their relatives. Although the first papers on kin recognition mechanisms appeared barely 10 years ago, studies now appear frequently in journals of animal behaviour. Initial findings reveal that kin recognition abilities are surprisingly well-distributed throughout the animal kingdom. Yet an understanding of the evolutionary and ecological… CONTINUE READING

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