Is incest avoidance selected for?

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MadMax112
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Is incest avoidance selected for?

Post by MadMax112 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:52 pm

Hi!

I was wondering, if incest avoidance or inbreeding avoidance is selected for! i know they are not the same thing, but in general, is it genetic? did natural selection select the genes that will create the avoidance behavior in organisms that reproduce sexually?

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Post by JackBean » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:47 pm

Since there is clear advantage of out-of-family breeding, probably yes.
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Post by Darby » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:03 am

Mice use pheromones to help select the least-related potential mates.

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