The genetical evolution of social behaviour. I.

@article{Hamilton1964TheGE,
  title={The genetical evolution of social behaviour. I.},
  author={W. Hamilton},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={1964},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          1-16
        }
}
  • W. Hamilton
  • Published 1964
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of theoretical biology
  • Abstract A genetical mathematical model is described which allows for interactions between relatives on one another's fitness. Making use of Wright's Coefficient of Relationship as the measure of the proportion of replica genes in a relative, a quantity is found which incorporates the maximizing property of Darwinian fitness. This quantity is named “inclusive fitness”. Species following the model should tend to evolve behaviour such that each organism appears to be attempting to maximize its… CONTINUE READING
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