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Contract theory for the evolution of cooperation: The right incentives attract the right partners.

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Partner choice is a critical stage of many biological interactions, from mating to cooperation. When the quality of the potential partners is unknown, one way to choose is to rely on signaling: costly signals can reveal the quality of the sender and allow the receiver to choose. In some cases, however, signaling (or an active choice based on signals) is not possible, for example in the initiation of the symbiosis between the squid Euprymna scolopes and the bioluminescent bacterium Vibrio fisc...

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10.1016/j.jtbi.2010.10.025

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
269
Issue:
1
Pages:
201-207
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
URN:
uuid:adaca9ec-16ae-452b-875f-bb92402d265e
Source identifiers:
209406
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pubs:209406

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