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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
 
THIS IS A PAGE BY MEHERET OURGESSA <br>
 
THIS IS A PAGE BY MEHERET OURGESSA <br>
Infanticide generally refers to the killing of an infant by any other individual and is observed in a variety of species from humans to microscopic rotifers. In non-human primates, it is used to refer to the killing of a dependent young<br>
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Infanticide generally refers to the killing of an infant by any other individual and is observed in a variety of species from humans to microscopic rotifers. In non-human primates, it is used to refer to the killing of a dependent young  
 
by another individual of the same species. Several explanations have been <br>
 
by another individual of the same species. Several explanations have been <br>
 
proposed for the existence of infanticide in non-human primate communities. <br>
 
proposed for the existence of infanticide in non-human primate communities. <br>

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Introduction

THIS IS A PAGE BY MEHERET OURGESSA
Infanticide generally refers to the killing of an infant by any other individual and is observed in a variety of species from humans to microscopic rotifers. In non-human primates, it is used to refer to the killing of a dependent young by another individual of the same species. Several explanations have been
proposed for the existence of infanticide in non-human primate communities.
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Edited by MEHERET OURGESSA, student of Joan Slonczewski for BIOL 116 Information in Living Systems, 2019, Kenyon College.