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The evolution of siderophore production as a competitive trait

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Microbes have the potential to be highly cooperative organisms. The archetype of microbial cooperation is often considered to be the secretion of siderophores, molecules scavenging iron, where cooperation is threatened by “cheater” genotypes that use siderophores without making them. Here, we show that this view neglects a key piece of biology: siderophores are imported by specific receptors that constrain their use by competing strains. We study the effect of this specificity in an ecoevolut...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/evo.13230

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Magdalen College
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Oliveira, NM
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Evolution Journal website
Volume:
71
Issue:
6
Pages:
1443–1455
Publication date:
2017-03-12
Acceptance date:
2017-03-21
DOI:
EISSN:
1558-5646
ISSN:
0014-3820
Pubs id:
pubs:686764
URN:
uri:0e382769-824e-4fb7-8394-906b65d24aff
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uuid:0e382769-824e-4fb7-8394-906b65d24aff
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pubs:686764

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