Experimental social evolution with Myxococcus xanthus

@article{Velicer2004ExperimentalSE,
  title={Experimental social evolution with Myxococcus xanthus},
  author={Gregory J. Velicer and Kristina L. Stredwick},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
  year={2004},
  volume={81},
  pages={155-164}
}
Genetically-based social behaviors are subject to evolutionary change in response to natural selection. Numerous microbial systems provide not only the opportunity to understand the genetic mechanisms underlying specific social interactions, but also to observe evolutionary changes in sociality over short time periods. Here we summarize experiments in which behaviors of the social bacterium Myxococcus xanthus changed extensively during evolutionary adaptation to two relatively asocial… 

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