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A mixture of "cheats" and "co-operators" can enable maximal group benefit

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Is a group best off if everyone co-operates? Theory often considers this to be so (e.g. the "conspiracy of doves"), this understanding underpinning social and economic policy. We observe, however, that after competition between "cheat" and "co-operator" strains of yeast, population fitness is maximized under co-existence. To address whether this might just be a peculiarity of our experimental system or a result with broader applicability, we assemble, benchmark, dissect, and test a systems mo...

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10.1371/journal.pbio.1000486

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Imperial College London
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Department of Mathematics
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Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany
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Institution:
University of Bath
Department:
Department of Biology and Biochemistry
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Imperial College London
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Department of Mathematics
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Biology Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
9
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Article: e1000486
Publication date:
2010-09-05
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1545-7885
ISSN:
1544-9173
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uuid:4decc87e-2d8d-4ca0-baaa-4e9a4818fc36
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ora:5761

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