Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Can understanding cooperation lead to higher-yield crops?

Posted 07 Jan 2016 / 0

The ScientistThe Evolution of Cooperation

Starting with the title, this short article is not bringing anything all that new to the existing literature on how cooperation evolves. But once I realized that this piece was really about the direction of Denison’s research on rhizobia, the rest of the basic background made a lot more sense to me. It is fascinating to wonder whether we can engineer better symbiont sanctioning in plants that host nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

A Minor Post, Coevolution, Competition, Cooperation, Host-Pathogen Evolution, Mutualism, Parasitism, Punishment, Reciprocity, Web

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