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The nature of prosociality in chimpanzees. / Tennie, Claudio; Jensen, Keith; Call, Josep.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 7, 20.12.2016, p. 13915.

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Tennie, C, Jensen, K & Call, J 2016, 'The nature of prosociality in chimpanzees', Nature Communications, vol. 7, pp. 13915. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13915

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Tennie, C., Jensen, K., & Call, J. (2016). The nature of prosociality in chimpanzees. Nature Communications, 7, 13915. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13915

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Tennie C, Jensen K, Call J. The nature of prosociality in chimpanzees. Nature Communications. 2016 Dec 20;7:13915. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13915

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Tennie, Claudio ; Jensen, Keith ; Call, Josep. / The nature of prosociality in chimpanzees. In: Nature Communications. 2016 ; Vol. 7. pp. 13915.

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