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Within-group male relatedness reduces harm to females in Drosophila

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To resolve the mechanisms that switch competition to cooperation is key to understanding biological organization. This is particularly relevant for intrasexual competition, which often leads to males harming females. Recent theory proposes that kin selection may modulate female harm by relaxing competition among male relatives. Here we experimentally manipulate the relatedness of groups of male Drosophila melanogaster competing over females to demonstrate that, as expected, within-group relat...

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10.1038/nature12949

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ORCID:
0000-0002-1525-6522
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2260-2948
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Journal website
Volume:
505
Issue:
7485
Pages:
672-675
Publication date:
2014-01-22
Acceptance date:
2013-12-11
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Pmid:
24463521
Source identifiers:
447678
Language:
English
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pubs:447678
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uuid:d0c1967c-81ad-48fe-a8aa-576f320586ae
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2019-06-29

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