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Curr Biol. 2007 May 1;17(9):R319-21.

Cooperation: bridging ecology and sociobiology.

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Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University, Bauer Laboratories, USA. kfoster@cgr.harvard.edu

Abstract

Ecology is considered central to the evolution of cooperation, but there is little direct evidence for this. New support for the idea has come from a study which shifted the path of evolution from cooperation to cheating in flasks of bacteria, simply by altering their disturbance regime.

PMID:
17470343
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2007.03.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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