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Social dynamics in natural populations of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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Microbes rely on collective behaviours, such as communication and cooperation to survive and form communities. The majority of these social behaviours are mediated by the secretion of public good molecules into a shared environment such that they can be utilized by neighbouring cells. Therefore, individuals that engage in costly cooperative behaviour are susceptible to exploitation by selfish cheats that gain the benefit of cooperation without investing their share of the public good cost. Un...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Ghoul, M
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2015-05-11

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