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Bridge professorship

between University of Leipzig & Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Prof. Dr. Anja Widdig

email: anja_widdig@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
phone.: ++49 (0)341 9736 707

Publications in peer-reviewed journals by group members

* joint first author
ǂ joint senior author

In press

Engelhardt, A. *., Muniz, L., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., & Widdig, A. *. (in press). Highly polymorphic microsatellite markers for the assessment of male reproductive skew and genetic variation in Critically Endangered crested macaques (/Macaca nigra/). International Journal of Primatology.
Marcillo, A., Jakimovska, V., Widdig, A., & Birkemeyer, C. (in press). XAD-2: a competitive alternative to Tenax TA for analysis of volatile substances using thermal desorption GC-MS. Journal of Chromatography A.

2017

Ruiz-Lambides, A., Weiß, B. M., Kulik, L., Stephens, C., Mundry, R., & Widdig, A. (2017). Long-term analysis on the variance of extra-group paternities in rhesus macaques. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71: 67.
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Crunchant, A.-S., Egerer, M., Loos, A., Burghardt, T., Zuberbühler, K., Corogenes, K., Leinert, V., Kulik, L., & Kühl, H. S. (2017). Automated face detection for occurrence and occupancy estimation in chimpanzees (advance online). American Journal of Primatology, 79: e22627.
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Duboscq, J., Neumann, C., Agil, M., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Thierry, B., & Engelhardt, A. (2017). Degrees of freedom in social bonds of crested macaque females. Animal Behaviour, 123, 411-426.
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Scheiber, I. B. R., Weiß, B. M., Kingma, S. A., & Komdeur, J. (2017). The importance of the altricial – precocial spectrum for social complexity in mammals and birds – a review. Frontiers in Zoology, 14: 3.
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Widdig, A., Muniz, L., Minkner, M., Barth, Y., Bley, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Junge, O., Mundry, R., & Kulik, L. (2017). Low incidence of inbreeding in a long-lived primate population isolated for 75 years. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71(1): 18.
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2016

Luncz, L., Proffitt, T., Kulik, L., Haslam, M., & Wittig, R. M. (2016). Distance-decay effect in stone tool transport by wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1845): 20161607.
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Von Borell, C., Kulik, L., & Widdig, A. (2016). Growing into the self: The development of personality in rhesus macaques. Animal Behaviour, 122, 183-195.
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Pfefferle, D., Hammerschmidt, K., Mundry, R., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Fischer, J., & Widdig, A. (2016). Does the structure of female rhesus macaque coo calls reflect relatedness and/or familiarity? PLoS One, 11(8): e0161133.
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Weiß, B. M., Kulik, L., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2016). Individual dispersal decisions affect fitness via maternal rank effects in male rhesus macaques. Scientific Reports, 6: 32212.
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Kerhoas Essens, D., Kulik, L., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Agil, M., Engelhardt, A., & Widdig, A. (2016). Mother-male bond, but not paternity, influences male-infant affiliation in wild crested macaques. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70(8), 1117-1130.
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Birkemeyer, C. S., Thomsen, R., Jänig, S., Kücklich, M., Slama, A., Weiß, B. M., & Widdig, A. (2016). Sampling the body odor of primates: Cotton swabs sample semivolatiles rather than volatiles. Chemical Senses, 41(6), 525-535.
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Kulik, L., Langos, D., & Widdig, A. (2016). Mothers make a difference: Mothers develop weaker bonds with immature sons than daughters. PLoS One, 11(5): e0154845.
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Hernández-Pacheco, R., Rawlins, R. G., Kessler, M. J., Delgado, D. L., Ruiz-Lambides, A. V., & Sabat, A. M. (2016). Discovery of a secular trend in Cayo Santiago macaque reproduction. American Journal of Primatology, 78(2), 227-237.
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Hernandez-Pacheco, R., Delgado, D. L., Rawlins, R. G., Kessler, M. J., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Maldonado, E., & Sabat, A. M. (2016). Managing the Cayo Santiago rhesus macaque population: The role of density. American Journal of Primatology, 78(1), 167-181.
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Widdig, A., Kessler, M. J., Bercovitch, F. B., Berard, J. D., Duggleby, C., Nürnberg, P., Rawlins, R. G., Sauermann, U., Wang, Q., Krawczak, M., & Schmidtke, J. (2016). Genetic studies on the Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques: A review of 40 years of research. American Journal of Primatology, 78(1), 44-62.
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Widdig, A., Langos, D., & Kulik, L. (2016). Sex differences in kin bias at maturation: Male rhesus macaques prefer paternal kin prior to natal dispersal. American Journal of Primatology, 78(1), 78-91.
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2015

Henkel, S., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Berger, A., Thomsen, R., & Widdig, A. (2015). Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) recognize group membership via olfactory cues alone. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(12), 2019-2034.
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Grimm, A. *., Weiß, B. M. *., Kulik, L., Mihoub, J.-B., Mundry, R., Köppen, U., Brueckmann, T., Thomsen, R., & Widdig, A. (2015). Earlier breeding, lower success: does the spatial scale of climatic conditions matter in a migratory passerine bird? Ecology and Evolution, 5(23), 5722-5734.
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Pfefferle, D., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2015). Male rhesus macaques use vocalizations to distinguish female maternal, but not paternal, kin from non-kin. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(10), 1677-1686.
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Langos, D., Kulik, L., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2015). Does male care, provided to immature individuals, influence immature fitness in rhesus macaques? PLoS One, 10(9): e0137841.
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Adams, M. J., Majolo, B., Ostner, J., Schülke, O., De Marco, A., Thierry, B., Engelhardt, A., Widdig, A., Gerald, M. S., & Weiss, A. (2015). Personality structure and social style in macaques. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(2), 338-353.
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Kulik, L., Amici, F., Langos, D., & Widdig, A. (2015). Sex differences in the development of aggressive behavior in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). International Journal of Primatology, 36(4), 764-789.
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Watson, K., Li, D., Brent, L., Horvath, J., Gonzalez-Martinez, J., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Robinson, A., Skene, J., & Platt, M. (2015). Genetic influences on social attention in free-ranging rhesus macaques. Animal Behaviour, 103, 267-275.
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Thomsen, R. (2015). How friendships evolve: Being alike may matter more than being related. The Journal of Brief Ideas, 17279.
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Kulik, L., Amici, F., Langos, D., & Widdig, A. (2015). Sex differences in the development of social relationships in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). International Journal of Primatology, 36(2), 353-376.
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Kessler, M. J., Hernández Pacheco, R., Rawlins, R. G., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Delgado, D. L., & Sabat, A. M. (2015). Long-term effects of tetanus toxoid inoculation on the demography and life expectancy of the Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques. American Journal of Primatology, 77(2), 211-221.
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Kulik, L. (2015). Development and consequences of social behavior in rhesus macaques (Macaca Mulatta). PhD Thesis, Univ., Leipzig.
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Thomsen, R., & Sommer, V. (2015). Masturbation in nonhuman primates. In The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality (pp. 754-755). London [u.a.]: Wiley-Blackwell.
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2014

Pfefferle, D., Kazem, A. J. N., Brockhausen, R. R., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2014). Monkeys spontaneously discriminate their unfamiliar paternal relatives under natural conditions using facial cues. Current Biology, 24(15), 1806-1810.
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Larson, S. M., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Gonzalez-Martinez, J., Platt, M. L., Fernandez-Duque, E., & Brent, L. J. (2014). Social network dynamics of a group fission event in free-ranging rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 153(S58), 164-165.
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Pfefferle, D., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2014). Female rhesus macaques discriminate unfamiliar paternal sisters in playback experiments: Support for acoustic phenotype matching. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1774): 20131628.
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Brent, L. J. N., Semple, S., MacLarnon, A., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Gonzalez-Martinez, J., & Platt, M. L. (2014). Personality traits in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) are heritable but do not predict reproductive output. International Journal of Primatology, 35(1), 188-209.
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Dubuc, C., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2014). Variance in male lifetime reproductive success and estimation of the degree of polygyny in a primate. Behavioral Ecology, 25(4), 878-889.
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Dubuc, C., Winters, S., Allen, W. L., Brent, L. J. N., Cascio, J., Maestripieri, D., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Widdig, A., & Higham, J. P. (2014). Sexually selected skin colour is heritable and related to fecundity in a non-human primate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1794): 20141602.
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Kerhoas, D., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Agil, M., Widdig, A., & Engelhardt, A. (2014). Social and ecological factors influencing offspring survival in wild macaques. Behavioral Ecology, 25(5), 1164-1172.
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Thomsen, R. (2014). Non-invasive collection and analysis of semen in wild macaques. Primates, 55(2), 231-237.
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Zschoke, A., & Thomsen, R. (2014). Sniffing behaviours in guenons. Folia primatologica, 85(4), 244-251.
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2013

Hernández-Pacheco, R., Rawlins, R. G., Kessler, M. J., Williams, L. E., Ruiz-Maldonado, T. M., González-Martinez, J., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Sabat, A. M. (2013). Demographic variability and density-dependent dynamics of a free-ranging rhesus macaque population. American Journal of Primatology, 75(12), 1152-1164.
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Dubuc, C., Coyne, S. P., & Maestripieri, D. (2013). Effect of mating activity and dominance rank on male masturbation among free-ranging male rhesus macaques. Ethology, 119(11), 1006-1013.
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Dubuc, C., Ruiz-Lambides, A., & Widdig, A. (2013). Male lifetime reproductive success and opportunity of selection in rhesus macaques of the free-ranging population of Cayo Santiago. American Journal of Primatology, 75(Suppl. 1), 63-63.
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Bradley, B. J., Gerald, M. S., Widdig, A., & Mundy, N. I. (2013). Coat color variation and pigmentation gene expression in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 20(3), 263-270.
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Higham, J. P., Pfefferle, D., Heistermann, M., Maestripieri, D., & Stevens, M. (2013). Signaling in multiple modalities in male rhesus macaques: Sex skin coloration and barks in relation to androgen levels, social status, and mating behavior. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67(9), 1457-1469.
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Voigt, C., Klöckner, P., Touma, C., Neuschl, C., Brockmann, G., Göritz, F., Palme, R., & Thomsen, R. (2013). Hormonal stress response of laboratory mice to conventional and minimally invasive bleeding techniques. Animal Welfare, 22(4), 449-455.
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Widdig, A. (2013). The Impact of male reproductive skew on kin structure and sociality in multi-male groups. Evolutionary Anthropology, 22(5), 239-250.
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Neumann, C., Agil, M., Widdig, A., & Engelhardt, A. (2013). Personality of wild male crested Macaques (Macaca nigra). PLoS One, 8(8): e69383.
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Langos, D., Kulik, L., Mundry, R., & Widdig, A. (2013). The impact of paternity on male–infant association in a primate with low paternity certainty. Molecular Ecology, 22(13), 3638-3651.
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Kazem, A. J. N., & Widdig, A. (2013). Visual phenotype matching: Cues to paternity are present in rhesus macaque faces. PLoS One, 8(2): e55846.
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Albers, M., & Widdig, A. (2013). The influence of kinship on familiar natal migrant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). International Journal of Primatology, 34(1), 99-114.
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Brent, L. J. N., Heilbronner, S. R., Horvath, J. E., Gonzalez-Martinez, J., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Robinson, A. G., Pate Skene, J., & Platt, M. J. (2013). Genetic origins of social networks in rhesus macaques. Scientific Reports, 3: 1042.
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Kerhoas, D., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Agil, M., Widdig, A., & Engelhardt, A. (2013). The interaction of social and ecological parameters on foetal and infant survival in wild crested macaques. Folia primatologica, 84(3-5), 291-292.
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Neumann, C. (2013). Achievement and maintenance of dominance in male crested macaques (Macaca nigra). PhD Thesis, Univ., Leipzig.
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2012

Charpentier, M. J. E., Huchard, E., Widdig, A., Gimenez, O., Sallé, B., Kappeler, P., & Renoult, J. P. (2012). Distribution of affiliative behavior across kin classes and their fitness consequences in mandrills. Ethology, 118(12), 1198-1207.
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Micheletta, J., Waller, B. M., Panggur, M. R., Neumann, C., Duboscq, J., Agil, M., & Engelhardt, A. (2012). Social bonds affect anti-predator behaviour in a tolerant species of macaque, Macaca nigra. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1744), 4042-4050.
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Buhl, J. S., Aure, B., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Gonzalez-Martinez, J., Platt, M. L., & Brent, L. J. N. (2012). Response of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) to the body of a group member that died from a fatal attack. International Journal of Primatology, 33(4), 860-871.
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Dubuc, C., Hughes, K. D., Cascio, J., & Santos, L. R. (2012). Social tolerance in a despotic primate: Co-feeding between consortship partners in rhesus macaques. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 148(1), 73-80.
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Dubuc, C., Muniz, L., Heistermann, M., Widdig, A., & Engelhardt, A. (2012). Do males time their mate-guarding effort with the fertile phase in order to secure fertilisation in Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques? Hormones and Behavior, 61(5), 696-705.
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Muniz, L., Ruiz-Lambides, A., Gonzalez-Martinez, J., & Widdig, A. (2012). Should I Stay or Should I Go? Fitness Outcome of Male Rhesus Macaques Migration Strategies. Folia primatologica, 82, 260-261.
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Kulik, L., Muniz, L., Mundry, R., & Widdig, A. (2012). Patterns of interventions and the effect of coalitions and sociality on male fitness. Molecular Ecology, 21(3), 699-714.
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Engelhardt, A., Fischer, J., Neumann, C., Pfeifer, J.-B., & Heistermann, M. (2012). Information content of female copulation calls in wild long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(1), 121-134.
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2011

Higham, J. P., Hughes, K. D., Brent, L. J. N., Dubuc, C., Engelhardt, A., Heistermann, M., Maestriperi, D., Santos, L. R., & Stevens, M. (2011). Familiarity affects the assessment of female facial signals of fertility by free-ranging male rhesus macaques. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1723), 3452-3458.
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Brent, L., Semple, S., Dubuc, C., Heistermann, M., & MacLarnon, A. (2011). Social capital and physiological stress levels in free-ranging adult female rhesus macaques. Physiology & Behavior, 102(1), 76-83.
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Dubuc, C., Muniz, L., Heistermann, M., Engelhardt, A., & Widdig, A. (2011). Testing the priority-of-access model in a seasonally breeding primate species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(8), 1615-1627.
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Lima, M. R., Macedo, R. H., Muniz, L., Pacheco, A., & Graves, J. A. (2011). Group Composition, Mating System, and Relatedness in the Communally Breeding Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira) in Central Brazil. The Auk, 128(3), 475-486.
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Neumann, C., Duboscq, J., Dubuc, C., Ginting, A., Irwan, A. M., Agil, M., Widdig, A., & Engelhardt, A. (2011). Assessing dominance hierarchies: Validation and advantages of progressive evaluation with Elo-rating. Animal Behaviour, 82(4), 911-921.
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Pfefferle, D., Heistermann, M., Pirow, R., Hodges, J. K., & Fischer, J. (2011). Estrogen and progestogen correlates of the structure of female copulation calls in semi-free-ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). International Journal of Primatology, 32(4), 992-1006.
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Weiss, A., Adams, M. J., Widdig, A., & Gerald, M. S. (2011). Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) as living fossils of hominoid personality and subjective well-being. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 125(1), 72-83.
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2010

Higham, J. P., Brent, L. J. N., Dubuc, C., Accamando, A. K., Engelhardt, A., Gerald, M. S., Heistermann, M., & Stevens, M. (2010). Color signal information content and the eye of the beholder: A case study in the rhesus macaque. Behavioral Ecology, 21(4), 739-746.
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Muniz, L., Perry, S., Manson, J. H., Gilkenson, H., Gros-Louis, J., & Vigilant, L. (2010). Male dominance and reproductive success in wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) at Lomas Barbudal, Costa Rica. American Journal of Primatology, 72(12), 1118-1130.
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Neumann, C., Assahad, G., Hammerschmidt, K., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., & Engelhardt, A. (2010). Loud calls in male crested macaques, Macaca nigra: a signal of dominance in a tolerant species. Animal Behaviour, 79(1), 187-193.
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2009

Albert, F. W., Carlborg, O., Plyusnina, I. Z., Besnier, F., Hedwig, D., Lautenschläger, S., Lorenz, D., McIntosh, J., Neumann, C., Richter, H., Zeising, C., Kozhemyakina, T., Shchepina, O., Kratzsch, J., Trut, L. N., Teupser, D., Thiery, J., Schöneberg, T., Andersson, L., & Pääbo, S. (2009). Genetic architecture of tameness in a rat model of animal domestication. Genetics, 182(2), 541-554.
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2008

Muniz, L. d. S. e. B. (2008). Genetic analyses of wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). PhD Thesis, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig.
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Charpentier, M. J. E., Prugnolle, F., Gimenez, O., & Widdig, A. (2008). Genetic heterozygosity and sociality in a primate species. Behavior Genetics, 38(1), 151-158.
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Muniz, L., & Vigilant, L. (2008). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the white-faced capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus) and cross-species amplification in other New World monkeys. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(2), 402-405.
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Perry, S., Manson, J. H., Muniz, L., Grios-Louis, J., & Vigilant, L. (2008). Kin-biased social behaviour in wild adult female white-faced capuchins, Cebus capucinus. Animal Behaviour, 76(1), 187-199.
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Widdig, A., Alberts, S. C., Nürnberg, P., & Krawczak, M. (2008). Do mothers promote social preference among their paternally related offspring?: Testing mechanisms of paternal kin discrimination. Folia Primatologica, 79(5), 398-398.
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2007

Charpentier, M. J. E., Widdig, A., & Alberts, S. C. (2007). Inbreeding depression in non-human primates: a historical review of methods used and empirical data. American Journal of Primatology, 69(12), 1370-1386.
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Widdig, A. (2007). Paternal kin discrimination: the evidence and likely mechanisms. Biological Reviews, 82(2), 319-334.
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2006

Muniz, L., Perry, S., Manson, J. H., Gilkenson, H., Gros-Louis, J., & Vigilant, L. (2006). Father–daughter inbreeding avoidance in a wild primate population. Current Biology, 16(5), R156-R157.
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