Social Slime Molds Meet Their Match

@article{Crespi2003SocialSM,
  title={Social Slime Molds Meet Their Match},
  author={Bernard J Crespi and Stevan A. Springer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={299},
  pages={56 - 57}
}
  • Bernard J Crespi, Stevan A. Springer
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Science
  • Biologists have debated the existence of altruistic genes that recognize and aid copies of themselves. However, demonstrating such "green-beard" genes in biological systems has proved difficult. In their Perspective, [Crespi and Springer][1] describe an elegant set of experiments ([Queller][2] et al .) that identify a green-beard gene encoding a homophilic adhesion protein in the slime mold Dictyostelium. [1]: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/299/5603/56 [2]: http://www.sciencemag… CONTINUE READING

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