Cain and Abel reloaded? Kin recognition and male-male aggression in three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus L.
Authors: Mehlis, M.; Bakker, T. C. M.; Langen, K.; Frommen, J. G.
Source: Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 75, Number 8, November 2009 , pp. 2154-2162(9)
Abstract:The influence of relatedness on male-male aggression was tested in three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus. The intensity of aggression against brothers and non-kin males did not differ significantly, indicating that kin recognition plays at most a minor role in aggressive interactions between male G. aculeatus.
Document Type: Regular paper
Publication date: 2009-11-01