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Endocranial volume is heritable and is associated with longevity and fitness in a wild mammal

Logan, C.J.; Kruuk, Loeske; Stanley, R.; Thompson, A.M.; Clutton-Brock, Tim H

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Research on relative brain size in mammals suggests that increases in brain size may generate benefits to survival and costs to fecundity: comparative studies of mammals have shown that interspecific differences in relative brain size are positively correlated with longevity and negatively with fecundity. However, as yet, no studies of mammals have investigated whether similar relationships exist within species, nor whether individual differences in brain size within a wild population are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153751
Source: Royal Society Open Science
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160622

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