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Social evolution in natural microbial populations

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To survive and thrive in their environment, bacteria engage in a multitude of cooperative and competitive behaviours. These behaviours often rely upon the secretion of extracellular public goods that are costly to produce but are essential for effective communication between cells, scavenging of iron and nutrients, protection from biotic and abiotic stresses and engaging in antagonistic competition. These cooperative and competitive behaviours have been studied extensively under controlled...

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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology

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University of Oxford
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University of Zurich
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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