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Viscous medium promotes cooperation in the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Abstract:

There has been extensive theoretical debate over whether population viscosity (limited dispersal) can favour cooperation. While limited dispersal increases the probability of interactions occurring between relatives, which can favour cooperation, it can also lead to an increase in competition between relatives and this can reduce or completely negate selection for cooperation. Despite much theoretical attention, there is a lack of empirical research investigating these issues. We cultured Pse...

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10.1098/rspb.2009.0861

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Kümmerli, R More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Buckling, A More by this author
Harrison, F More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
276
Issue:
1672
Pages:
3531-3538
Publication date:
2009-10-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:89629005-1714-4656-bc8d-d90a57c7f207
Source identifiers:
210545
Local pid:
pubs:210545

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