Evolution of mutualism through spatial effects.

  title={Evolution of mutualism through spatial effects.},
  author={Norio Yamamura and Masahiko Higashi and Narayan Behera and Joe Yuichiro Wakano},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={226 4},
Mutualism among species is ubiquitous in natural ecosystems but its evolution is not well understood. We provided a simple lattice model to clarify the importance of spatial structure for the evolution of mutualism. We assumed reproductive rates of two species are modified through interaction between species and examine conditions where mutualists of both species, that give some benefit to the other species with their own cost, invade non-mutualists populations. When dispersal of offspring is… CONTINUE READING

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