Chapter 1 Opener: Charles Darwin’s study. 1.1 The monogamous prairie vole

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  • Chapter 1 Opener: Charles Darwins study
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  • 1.1 The monogamous prairie vole
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  • 1.2 The brain of the prairie vole is a complex, highly organized machine
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  • 1.3 A gene that affects male pairing behavior in the prairie vole
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  • Box 1.1 How are phylogenetic trees constructed and what do they mean?
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  • 1.4 The evolutionary relationships of the prairie vole and six of its relatives
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  • 1.5 The possible history behind monogamy in the prairie vole
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  • 1.6 The connection between evolutionary history and the mechanisms of behavior
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  • 1.7 Testing the hypothesis that monogamy in prairie voles is linked to a specific gene
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  • 1.8 Charles Darwin, shortly after returning from his around-the-world voyage on the Beagle
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  • 1.9 A variable species
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  • 1.10 Natural selection
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  • 1.11 A band of Hanuman langur females and their offspring
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  • 1.12 Male langurs commit infanticide
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  • 1.13 Variation in suicidal tendencies in a make-believe lemming-like species
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  • 1.14 Infanticide by a male lion
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  • 1.15 An evolved response to the risk of infanticide
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