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Genetic origins of social networks in rhesus macaques

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, January 2013
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Title
Genetic origins of social networks in rhesus macaques
Published in
Scientific Reports, January 2013
DOI 10.1038/srep01042
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Authors

Lauren J. N. Brent, Sarah R. Heilbronner, Julie E. Horvath, Janis Gonzalez-Martinez, Angelina Ruiz-Lambides, Athy G. Robinson, J. H. Pate Skene, Michael L. Platt

Abstract

Sociality is believed to have evolved as a strategy for animals to cope with their environments. Yet the genetic basis of sociality remains unclear. Here we provide evidence that social network tendencies are heritable in a gregarious primate. The tendency for rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta, to be tied affiliatively to others via connections mediated by their social partners - analogous to friends of friends in people - demonstrated additive genetic variance. Affiliative tendencies were predicted by genetic variation at two loci involved in serotonergic signalling, although this result did not withstand correction for multiple tests. Aggressive tendencies were also heritable and were related to reproductive output, a fitness proxy. Our findings suggest that, like humans, the skills and temperaments that shape the formation of multi-agent relationships have a genetic basis in nonhuman primates, and, as such, begin to fill the gaps in our understanding of the genetic basis of sociality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
United Kingdom 4 2%
Germany 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 234 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 71 28%
Researcher 52 21%
Student > Master 26 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 8%
Student > Bachelor 20 8%
Other 39 15%
Unknown 24 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 121 48%
Psychology 22 9%
Neuroscience 13 5%
Social Sciences 12 5%
Environmental Science 12 5%
Other 32 13%
Unknown 40 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 83. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 December 2018.
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#273,818
of 16,147,082 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#3,230
of 85,423 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,979
of 263,321 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#36
of 769 outputs
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