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Social evolution theory for microorganisms.

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Microorganisms communicate and cooperate to perform a wide range of multicellular behaviours, such as dispersal, nutrient acquisition, biofilm formation and quorum sensing. Microbiologists are rapidly gaining a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in these behaviours, and the underlying genetic regulation. Such behaviours are also interesting from the perspective of social evolution - why do microorganisms engage in these behaviours given that cooperative individuals can...

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10.1038/nrmicro1461

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Journal:
Nature reviews. Microbiology
Volume:
4
Issue:
8
Pages:
597-607
Publication date:
2006-08-01
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1740-1534
ISSN:
1740-1526
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249330
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English
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2013-11-16

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