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Eusociality in a mammal: cooperative breeding in naked mole-rat colonies

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May 1, 1981

J U Jarvis

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Laboratory observations on a field-collected colony of 40 Heterocephalus have shown that only a single female breeds. The remaining individuals constitute two or three castes, each containing both sexes and distinguishable by size differences and the tasks they perform. These features, ...read more

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Behavior, Animal
Reproduction
Family Dipodidae
Harassment, Non-Sexual
Diploid Cell
Heterocephalus glaber
Metazoa
Heterocephalus
2
6
324
4
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Eusociality in a mammal: cooperative breeding in naked mole-rat colonies

Science

May 1, 1981

J U Jarvis

PMID: 7209555

DOI: 10.1126/science.7209555

Abstract

Laboratory observations on a field-collected colony of 40 Heterocephalus have shown that only a single female breeds. The remaining individuals constitute two or three castes, each containing both sexes and distinguishable by size differences and the tasks they perform. These features, ...read more

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Behavior, Animal
Reproduction
Family Dipodidae
Harassment, Non-Sexual
Diploid Cell
Heterocephalus glaber
Metazoa
Heterocephalus
2
6
324
4

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