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dc.contributor.authorHouslay, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorVullioud, Pen
dc.contributor.authorZöttl, Men
dc.contributor.authorClutton-Brock, Timothyen
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-28T00:31:03Z
dc.date.available2020-03-28T00:31:03Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-19en
dc.identifier.issn1045-2249
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/303852
dc.description.abstractAlthough the social mole-rats are commonly classified as eusocial breeders on the grounds that groups include a single breeding female (the “queen”) and a number of nonbreeding individuals (“helpers”) of both sexes, alloparental care is not highly developed in these species and there is no direct evidence that the presence or number of nonbreeders is associated with reductions in the workload of the “queen.” An alternative interpretation of mole-rat groups is that the social mole-rats are cooperative foragers rather than cooperative or eusocial breeders. Here, in captive colonies of Damaraland mole-rats (Fukomys damarensis), we provide the first evidence that increases in the number of nonbreeding subordinates in mole-rat groups are associated with reductions in the workload of “queens” and with increases in their fecundity.
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Research Council (294494), European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) ERC (742808), Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) (RGP0051/2017)
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
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dc.titleBenefits of cooperation in captive Damaraland mole-ratsen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage718
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2020en
prism.publicationNameBehavioral Ecologyen
prism.startingPage711
prism.volume31en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.50934
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-02-14en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/beheco/araa015en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-06-19en
dc.contributor.orcidHouslay, Thomas [0000-0001-5592-9034]
dc.contributor.orcidClutton-Brock, Timothy [0000-0001-8110-8969]
dc.identifier.eissn1465-7279
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (294494)
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) ERC (742808)
pubs.funder-project-idHuman Frontier Science Program (HFSP) (RGP0051/2017)
cam.orpheus.successTue Mar 31 10:35:30 BST 2020 - Embargo updated*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-03-12


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