Evolutionary Explanations for Cooperation

@article{West2007EvolutionaryEF,
  title={Evolutionary Explanations for Cooperation},
  author={S. West and A. Griffin and A. Gardner},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={R661-R672}
}
Natural selection favours genes that increase an organism's ability to survive and reproduce. This would appear to lead to a world dominated by selfish behaviour. However, cooperation can be found at all levels of biological organisation: genes cooperate in genomes, organelles cooperate to form eukaryotic cells, cells cooperate to make multicellular organisms, bacterial parasites cooperate to overcome host defences, animals breed cooperatively, and humans and insects cooperate to build… Expand
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