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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 484765, 7 pages
Cleptobiosis in Social Insects
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0334, USA
Received 12 October 2011; Accepted 18 December 2011
Academic Editor: Jean Paul Lachaud
Copyright © 2012 Michael D. Breed et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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