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Genome Biol. 2009;10(5):218. doi: 10.1186/gb-2009-10-5-218. Epub 2009 May 26.

Learning to get along despite struggling to get by.

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  • 1Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA. ostrowski@rice.edu

Abstract

How cooperation can evolve by natural selection is important for understanding the evolutionary transition from unicellular to multicellular life. Here we review the evolutionary theories for cooperation, with emphasis on the mechanisms that can favor cooperation and reduce conflict in multicellular organisms.

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