Lack of aggression and apparent altruism towards intruders in a primitive termite

Feargus Cooney, Emma I. K. Vitikainen, Harry H. Marshall, Wilmie van Rooyen, Robert L. Smith, Michael A. Cant, Nicole Goodey

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Original languageEnglish
JournalRoyal Society Open Science
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • intergroup competition
  • cooperation
  • nest-mate recognition
  • allogrooming
  • aggression
  • Pterotermes occidentis

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