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Many animals preferentially assist individuals with whom they are most familiar. Explain how such a preference could evolve through kin selection.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The reason that how the animals assist individuals that could evolve through kin selection.

Concept introduction: Altruism is a process when an organism behaves in a way that benefits others instead of being harmed or risking oneself. Eusocial animals are organisms that live in a multigenerational family group with a reproductive division of labor.  The only way to develop the altruistic behavior is through kin selection.

Explanation

Kin selection is a type of natural selection that favors social evolution of an organism. It is a kind of phylogenetic approach that favors the reproductive growth of an organism’s relatives when estimating the genetic fitness of the individual. This also signals the individual about the existence of predator...

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