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Paternal Voice Recognition Study Provides Hints Of Social Evolution
2012-11-30 13:18:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover in Germany, for the first time, show paternal voice recognition in a not-so-social animal that may provide insight into early primates from which humans evolved. Studying the grey-mouse lemur, researchers discovered these small primates pay close attention to alarm regardless of where it is coming from, but they are selective when...

2011-11-09 16:11:25

In the fight for survival, plants are capable of complex social behaviours and may exhibit altruism towards family members, but aggressively compete with strangers. A growing body of work suggests plants recognize and respond to the presence and identity of their neighbours. But can plants cooperate with their relatives? While some studies have shown that siblings perform best -- suggesting altruism towards relatives -- other studies have shown that when less related plants grow together...

2009-11-11 17:23:48

Ability of jewelweed to recognize 'relatives' from 'strangers' helps shift resources for growth The concept of altruism has long been debated in philosophical circles, and more recently, evolutionary biologists have joined the debate. From the perspective of natural selection, altruism may have evolved because any action that improves the likelihood of a relative's survival and reproduction increases the chance of an individual's DNA being passed on. Social behavior, kin recognition, and...


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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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