Relatedness of matrilines, dispersing males and social groups in long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis).

@article{Ruiter1998RelatednessOM,
  title={Relatedness of matrilines, dispersing males and social groups in long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis).},
  author={Jan R de Ruiter and Eli Geffen},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={265 1391},
  pages={79-87}
}
Genealogical relatedness is thought to be an important causal factor in the evolution of cooperation. We inferred relatedness on the basis of 11 blood protein markers using the Queller and Goodnight index of relatedness in a macaque population with long-term demographic records. This estimate reflected independently determined pedigree relationships in our data set. Mean relatedness among all members of a social group was 0.10 but much higher levels of relatedness (0.30-0.47) were found among… CONTINUE READING

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