Competing metabolic strategies in a multilevel selection model

  title={Competing metabolic strategies in a multilevel selection model},
  author={A. Amado and Lenin Fern{\'a}ndez and W. Huang and F. Ferreira and P. R. Campos},
  journal={Royal Society Open Science},
  • A. Amado, Lenin Fernández, +2 authors P. R. Campos
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Royal Society Open Science
  • The evolutionary mechanisms of energy efficiency have been addressed. One important question is to understand how the optimized usage of energy can be selected in an evolutionary process, especially when the immediate advantage of gathering efficient individuals in an energetic context is not clear. We propose a model of two competing metabolic strategies differing in their resource usage, an efficient strain which converts resource into energy at high efficiency but displays a low rate of… CONTINUE READING
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