• Biology, Mathematics, Medicine
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    2002
  • DOI:10.1093/icb/42.2.369

Partner Choice in Nitrogen-Fixation Mutualisms of Legumes and Rhizobia1

@inproceedings{Simms2002PartnerCI,
  title={Partner Choice in Nitrogen-Fixation Mutualisms of Legumes and Rhizobia1},
  author={Ellen L. Simms and David Lee Taylor},
  booktitle={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2002}
}
Abstract Mutualistic interactions are widespread and obligatory for many organisms, yet their evolutionary persistence in the face of cheating is theoretically puzzling. Nutrient-acquisition symbioses between plants and soil microbes are critically important to plant evolution and ecosystem function, yet we know almost nothing about the evolutionary dynamics and mechanisms of persistence of these ancient mutualisms. Partner-choice and partner-fidelity are mechanisms for dealing with cheaters… CONTINUE READING

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