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Cooperative behavior is for the birds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cooperative behaviors are rare in the animal kingdom and remain a great enigma for evolutionary biologists. A new study by Frederique Dubois, a professor at the University of Montreal Department ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Sexy sons thanks to mom

It is not the superior genes of the father, but the mother's resource investment in the eggs that makes Zebra Finch males particularly attractive. A Swiss-Australian research team lead by evolutionary ecologists ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Attractive dads have more grandchildren

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study of zebra finches has shown that males' attractiveness influences the number and size of eggs their daughters produce – not genetically but through the effect of their attractiveness on their ...

dateJul 15, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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