Social standing inheritable?

Studying forked fungus beetles in the US has led researchers to believe that one’s place in a social network could be hereditary, and it does affect natural selection.

Small groups of male beetles that socialised with each other and not with female beetles were found to mate less, and those central to social circles mated and reproduced regularly.

While researchers haven’t compared the results to that of humans, they say the study is vital to understanding how all societies evolve.

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