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Kinship is relative

Nature volume 430, pages 975976 (26 August 2004) | Download Citation

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Kinship fosters the evolution of cooperation. However, a once-heretical theory and an unconventional social organism show that the cooperation-enhancing effect of kinship is sometimes negated.

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  1. David C. Queller is in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA. e-mail: queller@rice.edu

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