Sociogenetic structure, kin associations and bonding in delphinids.

@article{Mller2012SociogeneticSK,
  title={Sociogenetic structure, kin associations and bonding in delphinids.},
  author={Luciana M M{\"o}ller},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          745-64
        }
}
Social systems are the outcomes of natural and sexual selection on individuals' efforts to maximize reproductive success. Ecological conditions, life history, demography traits and social aspects have been recognized as important factors shaping social systems. Delphinids show a wide range of social structures and large variation in life history traits and inhabit several aquatic environments. They are therefore an excellent group in which to investigate the interplay of ecological and… CONTINUE READING

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