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Inclusive fitness in evolution.
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PMID:  21430724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057-1062 (2010); Nowak et al. reply. For over fifty years, the evolution of social behaviour has been guided by the concept of inclusive fitness as a measure of evolutionary success. Nowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness should be abandoned. In so doing, however, they misrepresent the role that inclusive fitness has played in the theory of social evolution by which understanding social behaviour in a variety of disciplines has developed and flourished. By discarding inclusive fitness on the basis of its limitations, they create a conceptual tension which, we argue, is unnecessary, and potentially dangerous for evolutionary biology.
Regis Ferriere; Richard E Michod
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature     Volume:  471     ISSN:  1476-4687     ISO Abbreviation:  Nature     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410462     Medline TA:  Nature     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E6-8; author reply E9-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Nature. 2010 Aug 26;466(7310):1057-62   [PMID:  20740005 ]

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