A social insect perspective on the evolution of social learning mechanisms. / Leadbeater, Ellouise; Dawson, Erika.

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 114, No. 30, 25.07.2017, p. 7838–7845.

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A social insect perspective on the evolution of social learning mechanisms. / Leadbeater, Ellouise; Dawson, Erika.

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 114, No. 30, 25.07.2017, p. 7838–7845.

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Leadbeater, E & Dawson, E 2017, 'A social insect perspective on the evolution of social learning mechanisms', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 114, no. 30, pp. 7838–7845. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1620744114

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Leadbeater, E., & Dawson, E. (2017). A social insect perspective on the evolution of social learning mechanisms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(30), 7838–7845. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1620744114

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Leadbeater E, Dawson E. A social insect perspective on the evolution of social learning mechanisms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2017 Jul 25;114(30):7838–7845. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1620744114

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Leadbeater, Ellouise ; Dawson, Erika. / A social insect perspective on the evolution of social learning mechanisms. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2017 ; Vol. 114, No. 30. pp. 7838–7845.

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