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dc.contributor.advisorKing, Bethiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Colleen M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-29T21:23:46Z
dc.date.available2016-01-29T21:23:46Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/15209
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages [36]-42)en_US
dc.description.abstractKin recognition is defined as the directing of behaviors differentially among individuals on the basis of genetic relatedness. Kin recognition has been documented in a number of non-human primate species, but the majority of these studies have focused on female and juvenile subjects. This study examines kin recognition in the adult male Guinea baboon (Papio papio). In this study, males were found to engage in nearest neighbor, grooming and coalition behaviors more frequently with male siblings than would be expected if these behaviors were directed randomly among male troop members. Coalitions were found to occur between males of all levels of kinship more frequently than would be expected due to chance. Males were also found to engage in nearest neighbor, grooming, reproductive, and agonistic behaviors with female non-siblings and non-mothers in frequencies greater than would be expected if these behaviors were directed randomly among female troop members. In addition, males had non-kin females as nearest neighbors more frequently than would be expected when all levels of kinship were examined. Thus males appear to preferentially affiliate with male kin while avoiding female kin. This is in agreement with theories of kin selection and inbreeding avoidance.en_US
dc.format.extent67 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPapio papioen_US
dc.subject.lcshKin recognition in animalsen_US
dc.subject.lcshBaboons--Guineaen_US
dc.titleKin recognition in the Guinea baboon (Papio papio)en_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S. (Master of Science)en_US


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