Cooking key to cognition; corals recruit bodyguards; etc.
Metabolic constraint imposes tradeoff between body size and number of brain neurons in human evolution "This limitation was probably overcome in Homo erectus with the shift to a cooked diet."
Corals Chemically Cue Mutualistic Fishes to Remove Competing Seaweeds "Mutualistic gobies and corals appear to represent a marine parallel to terrestrial ant-plants, in that the host provides shelter and food in return for protection from natural enemies."
Bateman in Nature: Predation on Offspring Reduces the Potential for Sexual Selection "substantial yearly variation in the Bateman slope [number of offspring as a function of the number of mates] due to predation on fawns was evident."
Drift-barrier hypothesis and mutation-rate evolution "selection appears to reduce the mutation rate... to a level that scales negatively with both the effective population size (Ne)... and the genomic content "
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