• Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte (IRBI) - UMR 7261, CNRS / University François-Rabelais of Tours, Tours, France
  • Adaptation, Behavior & Social Evolution, Evolutionary Theory, Genetic conflicts, Life History, Morphological Evolution, Non Genetic Inheritance, Other, Reproduction and Sex, Sexual Selection, Species interactions
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Evolutionary robotics simulations help explain why reciprocity is rare in nature.
André J-B, Nolfi S

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Simulated robots and the evolution of reciprocity

Of the various forms of cooperative and altruistic behavior, reciprocity remains the most contentious. Humans certainly exhibit reciprocity – under certain circumstances – and various non-human animals behave in ways suggesting that they do as well. Thus, evolutionary biologists have sought to explain why non-relatives might engage in altruistic transactions when a substantial delay occurs between helping and compensation; i.e. an individual may be a donor today and a beneficiary tomorrow,...


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Despite reproductive interference, the net outcome of reproductive interactions among spider mite species is not necessarily costly
Salomé H. Clemente, Inês Santos, Rita Ponce, Leonor R. Rodrigues, Susana A. M. Varela and Sara Magalhães

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The pros and cons of mating with strangers


Interspecific matings are by definition rare events in nature, but when they occur they can be very important, and not only because they might condition gene flow between species. Even when such matings have no genetic consequence, for instance if they do not yield any fertile hybrid offspring, they can still have an impact on the population dynamics of the species involved [1]. Such atypical pairings between heterospecific partners are usually regarded as detrimental or undesired; as ...