Pairs of cooperating cleaner fish provide better service quality than singletons.

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Service providers may vary service quality depending on whether they work alone or provide the service simultaneously with a partner. The latter case resembles a prisoner's dilemma, in which one provider may try to reap the benefits of the interaction without providing the service. Here we present a game-theory model based on the marginal value theorem… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature07184

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@article{Bshary2008PairsOC, title={Pairs of cooperating cleaner fish provide better service quality than singletons.}, author={Redouan Bshary and Alexandra S. Grutter and Astrid S T Willener and Olof Leimar}, journal={Nature}, year={2008}, volume={455 7215}, pages={964-6} }