PMID: 16578763Jun 1, 1982Paper

Evolution of interference competition by individual, family, and group selection

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
M J Wade

Abstract

The necessary conditions for the evolution of social behaviors in a population with three levels of biological organization are derived by using a population genetic model (one locus, two alleles, random mating, discrete generations). Total selection on the behavior, Deltaq, is partitioned into the sum of three components: (i) Deltaq(I), selection between individuals within families; (ii) Deltaq(F), selection between families within groups; and (iii) Deltaq(G), selection between groups of families. I show that any level of selection can be made to operate in concert with or in opposition to any other, depending upon the fitness effects of the behavior. The implications of the model are discussed in relation to those adaptive explanations of phenotypic traits that generally consider selection to operate only between individuals.

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Jul 1, 1990·Trends in Ecology & Evolution·F Breden
Oct 27, 2007·BMC Evolutionary Biology·Yaniv Brandvain, Michael J Wade
Mar 18, 2003·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·Jason B Wolf
Aug 19, 2008·The American Naturalist·A F AgrawalM J Wade
Aug 31, 2010·Journal of Theoretical Biology·Isaac Salazar-Ciudad
Sep 1, 2010·Evolutionary Applications·Michael J WadeWilliam Muir
Feb 9, 1990·Journal of Theoretical Biology·J F Boyer, D B Mertz
Jan 1, 1989·Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution·Lori Stevens
Sep 1, 1990·Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution·David C Smith
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