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Wider access to genotypic space facilitates loss of cooperation in a bacterial mutator

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Understanding the ecological, evolutionary and genetic factors that affect the expression of cooperative behaviours is a topic of wide biological significance. On a practical level, this field of research is useful because many pathogenic microbes rely on the cooperative production of public goods (such as nutrient scavenging molecules, toxins and biofilm matrix components) in order to exploit their hosts. Understanding the evolutionary dynamics of cooperation is particularly relevant when co...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0017254

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Freya Harrison
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Angus Buckling
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
6
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2
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Article: e17254
Publication date:
2011-02-05
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1932-6203
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uuid:3b5f3f5f-54ed-4e4b-a4d8-d6cc0e461017
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ora:5172
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