Diversifying evolution of competitiveness.

  title={Diversifying evolution of competitiveness.},
  author={Sebastian A. Baldauf and Leif Engqvist and Franz J. Weissing},
  journal={Nature communications},
In many species, individuals express phenotypic characteristics that enhance their competitiveness, that is, the ability to acquire resources in competition with others. Moreover, the degree of competitiveness varies considerably across individuals and in time. By means of an evolutionary model, we provide an explanation for this finding. We make the assumption that investment into competitiveness enhances the probability to acquire a high-quality resource, but at the same time reduces the… CONTINUE READING

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