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Research Article

A Simple Mechanism for Complex Social Behavior

  • Katie Parkinson equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Katie Parkinson, Neil J. Buttery

    Affiliation: Faculty of Life Sciences, Michael Smith Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Neil J. Buttery equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Katie Parkinson, Neil J. Buttery

    Affiliation: Faculty of Life Sciences, Michael Smith Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Jason B. Wolf mail,

    Jason@evolutionarygenetics.org (JBW); christopher.thompson@manchester.ac.uk (CRLT)

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Christopher R. L. Thompson mail

    Jason@evolutionarygenetics.org (JBW); christopher.thompson@manchester.ac.uk (CRLT)

    Affiliation: Faculty of Life Sciences, Michael Smith Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 29, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001039

About the Authors

Katie Parkinson, Neil J. Buttery, Christopher R. L. Thompson
Faculty of Life Sciences, Michael Smith Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Jason B. Wolf
Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: JBW CRLT. Performed the experiments: KP NJB. Analyzed the data: KP NJB JBW CRLT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KP NJB JBW CRLT. Wrote the paper: KP NJB JBW CRLT.