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Pleiotropy, cooperation, and the social evolution of genetic architecture

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Pleiotropy has been suggested as a novel mechanism for stabilising cooperation in bacteria and other microbes. The hypothesis is that linking cooperation with a trait that provides a personal (private) benefit can outweigh the cost of cooperation in situations when cooperation would not be favoured by mechanisms such as kin selection. We analysed the theoretical plausibility of this hypothesis, with analytical models and individual-based simulations. We found that (1) pleiotropy does not stab...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pbio.2006671

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
ORCID:
0000-0002-2198-1560
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Biology Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
10
Pages:
e2006671
Publication date:
2018-10-25
Acceptance date:
2018-10-11
DOI:
EISSN:
1545-7885
ISSN:
1544-9173
Pubs id:
pubs:935194
URN:
uri:ba951ee4-05a8-4542-a9ad-587cd93cc82c
UUID:
uuid:ba951ee4-05a8-4542-a9ad-587cd93cc82c
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pubs:935194
Language:
English

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