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Exploiting new terrain: An advantage to sociality in the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum
Identifying benefits to cooperation is important in studying social evolution. When the social amoebae of Dictyostelium discoideum starve, they aggregate to form multicellular slugs that migrate towards the soil surface ...
Symbiosis lost: Imperfect vertical transmission of fungal endophytes in native grasses
Vertically transmitted symbionts associate with some of the most ecologically dominant species on Earth, and their fixation has led to major evolutionary transitions (e.g., mitochondria, chloroplasts). While transmission ...