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A Mixture of “Cheats” and “Co-Operators” Can Enable Maximal Group Benefit

  • R. Craig MacLean equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: R. Craig MacLean, Ayari Fuentes-Hernandez

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Ayari Fuentes-Hernandez equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: R. Craig MacLean, Ayari Fuentes-Hernandez

    Affiliations: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Duncan Greig,

    Affiliations: Research Department of Genetics, Evolution, and Environment, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany

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  • Laurence D. Hurst mail,

    L.D.Hurst@bath.ac.uk (LDH); i.gudelj@imperial.ac.uk (IG)

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Ivana Gudelj mail

    L.D.Hurst@bath.ac.uk (LDH); i.gudelj@imperial.ac.uk (IG)

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Published: September 14, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000486

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Great work

Posted by james_kornell on 21 Jun 2011 at 16:29 GMT

More, please, other researchers, other protocols, to see whether the general conditions hold. Star withheld on reliability not due to protocol or skill of execution but simply it's such a broad finding that replication is needed.

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