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August 18, 2016
New insights into the evolution of cooperation in spatially structured populations
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 18, 2016
Researchers have analyzed a new mathematical model to investigate how a population's spatial structure affects the evolution of cooperation. Jorge Pena of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plon, Germany, and colleagues describe the model in a new study in PLOS Computational Biology. Mathematical models can help reveal how natural selection drives the evolution of cooperation within a population. The new model shows that, counterintuitively, spatial structure can sometimes inhibi ... read more

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