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Making progress in genetic kin recognition among vertebrates

By Jane L Hurst and Robert J Beynon

Abstract

A recent study in BMC Evolutionary Biology has shown that genetically similar individual ring-tailed lemurs are also more similar in their scent composition, suggesting a possible mechanism of kin recognition. Theoretical and experimental studies reveal challenges ahead in achieving a true systems-level understanding of this process and its outcomes

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Publisher: BioMed Central
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2871517
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