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Cooperation and competition in pathogenic bacteria.

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Explaining altruistic cooperation is one of the greatest challenges for evolutionary biology. One solution to this problem is if costly cooperative behaviours are directed towards relatives. This idea of kin selection has been hugely influential and applied widely from microorganisms to vertebrates. However, a problem arises if there is local competition for resources, because this leads to competition between relatives, reducing selection for cooperation. Here we use an experimental evolutio...

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10.1038/nature02744

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Nature
Volume:
430
Issue:
7003
Pages:
1024-1027
Publication date:
2004-08-01
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Source identifiers:
249326
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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