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Group size dependent benefits in microbe cooperation

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Microbes produce many molecules that are important for their growth and development, and the production and exploitation of these public goods has become an important paradigm in the field of microbial social evolution. Here I explore this type of microbial sociality in two primary chapters.

In the first chapter I focus on the relationship between the shape of the benefit curve and cellular density with a model assuming three types of benefit functions: diminishing, accelerating, an...

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Sam Brown and Angus Buckling
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Daniel M. Cornforth
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
MSc by Research
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:75f0761d-3c2c-4401-9542-d56cd97c1686
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ora:7532

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