The making of winners (and losers): how early dominance interactions determine adult social structure in a clonal fish.

@article{Laskowski2016TheMO,
  title={The making of winners (and losers): how early dominance interactions determine adult social structure in a clonal fish.},
  author={Kate L Laskowski and Max Wolf and David Bierbach},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={283 1830}
}
Across a wide range of animal taxa, winners of previous fights are more likely to keep winning future contests, just as losers are more likely to keep losing. At present, such winner and loser effects are considered to be fairly transient. However, repeated experiences with winning and/or losing might increase the persistence of these effects, generating long-lasting consequences for social structure. To test this, we exposed genetically identical individuals of a clonal fish, the Amazon molly… CONTINUE READING

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