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Privatisation rescues function following loss of cooperation

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A single cheating mutant can lead to the invasion and eventual eradication of cooperation from a population. Consequently, cheat invasion is often considered equal to extinction in empirical and theoretical studies of cooperator-cheat dynamics. But does cheat invasion necessarily equate extinction in nature? By following the social dynamics of iron metabolism in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during cystic fibrosis lung infection, we observed that individuals evolved to replace cooperation with a ‘pr...

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Published
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10.7554/eLife.38594.001

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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
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Zoology
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Griffin, A
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SESE
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eLife Sciences Publications Publisher's website
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eLife Journal website
Volume:
7
Article number:
e38594
Publication date:
2018-12-18
Acceptance date:
2018-11-17
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2050-084X
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946074
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pubs:946074
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uuid:8e04a1f6-f076-4145-be37-560fd074cfdc
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2018-11-23

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