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Social evolution

Kinship is relative

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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Figure 1: Cheaters and secretors.

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Queller, D. Kinship is relative. Nature 430, 975–976 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/430975a

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