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Genetic hitchhiking can promote the initial spread of strong altruism

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2008
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Title
Genetic hitchhiking can promote the initial spread of strong altruism
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-8-281
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Mauro Santos, Eörs Szathmáry

Abstract

The evolutionary origin of strong altruism (where the altruist pays an absolute cost in terms of fitness) towards non-kin has never been satisfactorily explained since no mechanism (except genetic drift) seems to be able to overcome the fitness disadvantage of the individual who practiced altruism in the first place.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Norway 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 40 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 16%
Professor 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Other 12 28%
Unknown 1 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 60%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 12%
Unspecified 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 1 2%

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