The coevolution of cooperation and dispersal in social groups and its implications for the emergence of multicellularity

@inproceedings{Hochberg2008TheCO,
  title={The coevolution of cooperation and dispersal in social groups and its implications for the emergence of multicellularity},
  author={Michael E Hochberg and Daniel J. Rankin and Michael Taborsky},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2008}
}
Recent work on the complexity of life highlights the roles played by evolutionary forces at different levels of individuality. One of the central puzzles in explaining transitions in individuality for entities ranging from complex cells, to multicellular organisms and societies, is how different autonomous units relinquish control over their functions to others in the group. In addition to the necessity of reducing conflict over effecting specialized tasks, differentiating groups must control… CONTINUE READING