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Research Article

Kin Discrimination Increases with Genetic Distance in a Social Amoeba

  • Elizabeth A Ostrowski equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Elizabeth A Ostrowski, Mariko Katoh

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ostrowski@rice.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Mariko Katoh equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Elizabeth A Ostrowski, Mariko Katoh

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Gad Shaulsky,

    Affiliations: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • David C Queller,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Joan E Strassmann

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: November 25, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060287

About the Authors

Elizabeth A Ostrowski, Gad Shaulsky, David C Queller, Joan E Strassmann
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Mariko Katoh, Gad Shaulsky
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ostrowski@rice.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

EAO and MK conducted the experimental work. EAO, MK, GS, DCQ, and JES conceived of the study, discussed the results, and wrote the manuscript.