Symbiont switching and alternative resource acquisition strategies drive mutualism breakdown.

@article{Werner2018SymbiontSA,
  title={Symbiont switching and alternative resource acquisition strategies drive mutualism breakdown.},
  author={Gijsbert D A Werner and Johannes H C Cornelissen and William K. Cornwell and Nadejda A. Soudzilovskaia and Jens Kattge and Stuart A. West and Erica T. Kiers},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2018},
  volume={115 20},
  pages={
          5229-5234
        }
}
Cooperative interactions among species, termed mutualisms, have played a crucial role in the evolution of life on Earth. However, despite key potential benefits to partners, there are many cases in which two species cease to cooperate and mutualisms break down. What factors drive the evolutionary breakdown of mutualism? We examined the pathways toward breakdowns of the mutualism between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. By using a comparative approach, we identify ∼25 independent cases… CONTINUE READING
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