Measurement of the relative importance of individual selection and kin selection among females of the genus Macaca.

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Genealogical data for 9 groups representing 4 species of Macaca were analyzed. The intensity of selection between matrilineages constitutes a substantial fraction of the total intensity of selection within macaque groups, which suggests that kin selection may play an important role in the evolution of social behavior in the genus.-from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-559
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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