The mechanisms of kin discrimination and the evolution of kin recognition in vertebrates: a critical re-evaluation.

@article{TangMartnez2001TheMO,
  title={The mechanisms of kin discrimination and the evolution of kin recognition in vertebrates: a critical re-evaluation.},
  author={Zuleyma Tang-Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  year={2001},
  volume={53 1-2},
  pages={21-40}
}
I re-examine the four most widely proposed mechanisms of kin discrimination among vertebrates and conclude that the current categorization of kin discrimination mechanisms has been counterproductive because it has a hindered a clear understanding of the basic mechanisms by which animals discriminate kin. I suggest that there likely is only one authentic mechanism of kin discrimination and that this mechanism is learning, particularly associative learning and habituation. Observed differences in… CONTINUE READING

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