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This paper describes 7 hypotheses concerning group-living rodents which are accepted by most researchers. The resource-defense hypothesis believes that group-living individuals may become more efficient in obtaining and protecting resources than solitary-living conspecifics when resources (food,...

Wei WanRong; Ma AnWei; He Kai; Zhang WeiGuo
Acta Prataculturae Sinica, Lanzhou, China
Acta Prataculturae Sinica, 2016, 25, 4, pp 212-221