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Amphibia-Reptilia 29 (2008): 19-24 Who is sitting next to me? Relatedness between next neighbours in common lizards Sylvia Hofmann Abstract. Several lizard species have been shown to exhibit kin recognition, including green iguanas ( Iguana iguana ), three Australian Scincid species ( Egernia

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the life of adult males and youngsters. Keywords : chimpanzee, paternal care, kin recognition, kin preference, play. 1) Corresponding author’s e-mail address: boesch@eva.mpg.de 2) Present address: School of Biological Sciences, Department of Evolutionary Psychology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool

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The role of the midland water snake, Nerodia sipedon (Serpentes: Colubridae), as a predator: foraging behavior, kin recognition, and the response of prey John G. Himes Department of Biological Sciences, Box 5018, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-5018, USA

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Mother–offspring recognition and kin-preferential behaviour in the crayfish Orconectes limosus Lauren M. Mathews 1) (Department of Biology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609, USA) (Accepted: 25 November 2010) Summary Kin recognition and helping behaviour directed towards kin

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, there may be little selection for sib and kin recognition abilities. Furthermore, the opportunity for cannibalism is not predictable for a hatchling. The extent of within-clutch cannibalism in A. arbustorum increases when the time of hatching is spread out due to microclimatic heterogeneity of

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1. Introduction The recognition and differential treatment of related individuals occurs in taxa exhibiting varying degrees of social organization (West-Eberhard, 1975; Bourke, 1997; Emlen, 1997). Among birds and mammals, the evolution of kin recognition and discrimination has been attributed to

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. The ability to discriminate between kin and non-kin (kin recognition) is another level of discrimination of potential importance in maximizing an animal's fitness (HOLMES & SHERMAN, 1983; HEPPER, 1986; BLAUSTEIN et al., 1987a, b, BLAUSTEIN et al., 1988). Kin recognition may enable animals to direct

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Proceedings of the 11th International Congress of IUSSI, 1990 (International Union for the Study of Social Insects).
Editors: Viraktamath, Veeresh and Malik
This volume includes 370 papers presented by leading scientists at the 11th International Congress of IUSSI at Bangalore, from August 5-11, 1990. The papers which have been classified into 30 sections relate to the symposia papers of the Congress. These cover various frontiers of research on social insects such as evolution of sociality, polygyny, social polymorphism, kin-recognition, kin- selection, foraging strategies, reproductive strategies, biogeography and phylogenetics of bees and ants pollination ecology and management of pestiferous social insects.
The most important feature about these papers in this publication is that the results are presented in a crisp, brief and precise manner. Because of the brevity it has been possible to bring together, in one publication, almost all aspects of research on social insects from all parts of the world.
The time between presentation of papers at a Congress and publication has been avoided by publishing this volume on the eve of the Congress and this enables scientists to refer to the results immediately.

. When females were exposed to the offspring of females of comparable familiarity but different relatedness, they devoted more parental behaviour towards more related pups. This suggests that, even if familiarity plays a major role in determining females' behaviour, kin recognition occurs and is

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. Mateo MJ , Johnston RE . 2000 . Kin recognition and the “armpit effect”: evidence of self-referent phenotype matching . Proc R Soc Lond B. 267 : 695 – 700 . O'Grady JJ , Brook BW , Reed DH , Ballou JD , Tonkyn DW , Frankham R . 2006 . Realistic levels of inbreeding

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