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The Evolution of Quorum Sensing as a Mechanism to Infer Kinship

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Bacteria regulate many phenotypes via quorum sensing systems. Quorum sensing is typically thought to evolve because the regulated cooperative phenotypes are only beneficial at certain cell densities. However, quorum sensing systems are also threatened by non-cooperative "cheaters" that may exploit quorum-sensing regulated cooperation, which begs the question of how quorum sensing systems are maintained in nature. Here we study the evolution of quorum sensing using an individual-based model th...

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10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004848

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Schluter, J More by this author
Schoech, AP More by this author
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Department:
Magdalen College
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Computational Biology Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
4
Pages:
e1004848
Publication date:
2016-04-27
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EISSN:
1553-7358
ISSN:
1553-734X
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pubs:618518
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uri:4acaa8c9-d1cb-489f-ac96-9e88dc1fd81e
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uuid:4acaa8c9-d1cb-489f-ac96-9e88dc1fd81e
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pubs:618518

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