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David C. Queller & Joan Strassmann (WashU), Kith selection: simple theory, complicated amoebas and bacteria

27 May 2016 | 14 h 30 min - 17 h 00 min

David C. Queller & Joan Strassmann (Queller/Strassmann Research Group, Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

Kith selection: simple theory, complicated amoebas and bacteria

Commentator: Johannes Martens (IHPST, CNRS & Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne)

Abstract:
The evolution of cooperation is well understood when the cooperators are relatives but perhaps less so when they are unrelated. We will explore two aspects of evolutionary interactions among non-relatives, which we call kith selection. On the theoretical side, we show how these interactions can be expressed in form exactly parallel Hamilton’s rule. On the empirical side, we describe a complex “farming” symbiosis between Burkholderia bacteria and Dictyostelid amoebas.

 

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Date:
27 May 2016
Time:
14 h 30 min - 17 h 00 min
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Philosophy & Biology Seminar (Thomas Pradeu)

Venue

Salle de conférence de l’Espace Santé
Campus Carreire, 146 Rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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