Adaptation and enslavement in endosymbiont-host associations.

@article{Frean2004AdaptationAE,
  title={Adaptation and enslavement in endosymbiont-host associations.},
  author={Marcus R. Frean and Edward R. Abraham},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2004},
  volume={69 5 Pt 1},
  pages={051913}
}
The evolutionary persistence of symbiotic associations is a puzzle. Adaptation should eliminate cooperative traits if it is possible to enjoy the advantages of cooperation without reciprocating-a facet of cooperation known in game theory as the Prisoner's Dilemma. Despite this barrier, symbioses are widespread and may have been necessary for the evolution of complex life. The discovery of strategies such as tit-for-tat has been presented as a general solution to the problem of cooperation… CONTINUE READING

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