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dc.contributor.authorMicheletti, Alberto J. C.
dc.contributor.authorRuxton, Graeme D.
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Andy
dc.identifier.citationMicheletti , A J C , Ruxton , G D & Gardner , A 2017 , ' Intrafamily and intragenomic conflicts in human warfare ' , Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , vol. 284 , no. 1849 , 20162699 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 249027473
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85013779304
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8943-6609/work/60427498
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000395893200014
dc.descriptionA.J.C.M. is supported by a Ph.D. studentship from the School of Biology, University of St Andrews, and A.G. is supported by a Natural Environment Research Council Independent Research Fellowship (NE/K009524/1).en
dc.description.abstractRecent years have seen an explosion of multidisciplinary interest in ancient human warfare. Theory has emphasised a key role for kin-selected cooperation, modulated by sex-specific demography, in explaining intergroup violence. However, conflicts of interest remain a relatively underexplored factor in the evolutionary-ecological study of warfare, with little consideration given to which parties influence the decision to go to war and how their motivation may differ. We develop a mathematical model to investigate the interplay between sex-specific demography and human warfare, showing that: the ecology of warfare drives the evolution of sex-biased dispersal; sex-biased dispersal modulates intrafamily and intragenomic conflicts in relation to warfare; intragenomic conflict drives parent-of-origin-specific patterns of gene expression – i.e. 'genomic imprinting' – in relation to warfare phenotypes; and an ecological perspective of conflicts at the levels of the gene, individual and social group yields novel predictions as to pathologies associated with mutations and epimutations at loci underpinning human violence.
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciencesen
dc.rights© 2017 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectSex-biased dispersalen
dc.subjectParent-offspring conflicten
dc.subjectSexual conflicten
dc.subjectIntragenomic conflicten
dc.subjectGenomic imprintingen
dc.subjectGF Human ecology. Anthropogeographyen
dc.subjectQA Mathematicsen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleIntrafamily and intragenomic conflicts in human warfareen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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