Negotiation of mutualism: rhizobia and legumes.

  title={Negotiation of mutualism: rhizobia and legumes.},
  author={Erol Akçay and J. Price B. Rothschild J. Roughgarden},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={274 1606},
The evolution and persistence of biological cooperation have been an important puzzle in evolutionary theory. Here, we suggest a new approach based on bargaining theory to tackle the question. We present a mechanistic model for negotiation of benefits between a nitrogen-fixing nodule and a legume plant. To that end, we first derive growth rates for the nodule and plant from metabolic models of each as a function of material fluxes between them. We use these growth rates as pay-off functions in… CONTINUE READING

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