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Science Advances  27 Jan 2021:
Vol. 7, no. 5, eabe1358
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abe1358

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vol. 7 no. 5

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  • Received for publication August 2, 2020
  • Accepted for publication December 21, 2020
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  1. C. Helfrich-Förster1,*,
  2. S. Monecke2,
  3. I. Spiousas3,
  4. T. Hovestadt4,
  5. O. Mitesser5 and
  6. T. A. Wehr6
  1. 1Neurobiology and Genetics, Biocenter, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany.
  2. 2Institute of Medical Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany.
  3. 3Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  4. 4Theoretical Evolutionary Ecology Group, Biocenter, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany.
  5. 5Field Station Fabrikschleichach, Biocenter, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany.
  6. 6Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: charlotte.foerster{at}


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