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Kin Recognition

Edited By: PG Hepper

472 pages, Figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jul 1991 | #14356 | ISBN: 0521372674
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Kin recognition, the ability to identify and respond differentially to one's genetic relatives, is one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas of ethology. This book brings together the work of leading researchers in the field.

...useful, well edited and carefully balanced. Nature "This book updates an exciting and fast-moving field. It should appeal to a broad range of biologists and psychologists. The volume's strengths are its conceptual orientation and multiple investigative approaches." David W. Pfennig & Paul W. Sherman, Science "...a series of outstanding articles that examine how animals are able to recognize their kin...important for those professionals and graduate students interested in animal behavior." Choice "...extremely worthwhile. It is a must for kin recognition researchers, and it should also appeal to students of human and nonhuman behavior." George J. Gamboa, BioScience "...will be of great value to both investigators of kin recognition, and to the author or authors who produce the first complete synthesis of this field." Andrew Cockburn, Quarterly Review of Biology "...Hepper's volume contains many cautionary admonitions that primatologists would do well to heed." Donald Stone Sade, Iinternational Journal of Primatology


Contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction P. G. Hepper; 2. The correlation between kinship and behaviour in non-human primates I. S. Bernstein; 3. Cooperation and reciprocity in birds and mammals J. D. Ligon; 4. Kinship and fellowship in ants and social wasps P. Jaisson; 5. Successes and failures of parent-offspring recognition in animals M. D. Beecher; 6. Kinship, kin discrimination and mate choice criteria C. J. Barnard and P. G. M. Aldous; 7. Genetic components of kin recognition in mammals E. A. Boyse; 8. Kin recognition in amphibians B. Waldman; 9. Kin recognition cues of vertebrates Z. T. Halpin; 10. Recognizing kin: ontogeny and classification P. G. Hepper; 11. Parental states as mechanisms for kinship recognition and deception about relatedness R. W. Elwood; 12. Fetal learning: implications for the development of kin recognition S. R. Robinson and W. P. Smotherman; 13. Information processing and storage during filial imprinting M. H. Johnson; 14. The honey bee as a model kin recognition system W. M. Getz; 15. Mutual mother-infant recognition in humans R. H. Porter; References; Index.

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