The origins of uncooperative rhizobia

@inproceedings{Sachs2008TheOO,
  title={The origins of uncooperative rhizobia},
  author={Joel E. Sachs and Ellen L. Simms},
  year={2008}
}
Mutualisms are thought to be destabilized by exploitative mutants that receive benefits from partners without reciprocation. Nonetheless, there is surprisingly little evidence for the spread of exploitation in mutualist populations. In particular mutualisms, non-beneficial partners are commonplace and this raises the question of whether exploitation is invading as an adaptive strategy. Here, we highlight the legume rhizobium mutualism as a key test case. Rhizobial bacteria fix nitrogen in… CONTINUE READING

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