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Reciprocal Altruism

  • Definition: Evolution of a behavioral repertoire in which an organism performs behaviors benefiting other members of the population, possibly at its own increased peril, because such behaviors are returned by individuals that receive its benefits.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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