The evolution of cooperation.

  title={The evolution of cooperation.},
  author={Joel Lawrence Sachs and Ulrich G Mueller and Thomas P Wilcox and J. J. Bull},
  journal={The Quarterly review of biology},
  volume={79 2},
Darwin recognized that natural selection could not favor a trait in one species solely for the benefit of another species. The modern, selfish-gene view of the world suggests that cooperation between individuals, whether of the same species or different species, should be especially vulnerable to the evolution of noncooperators. Yet, cooperation is prevalent in nature both within and between species. What special circumstances or mechanisms thus favor cooperation? Currently, evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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