Data from: An experimental test of whether cheating is context dependent

Melanie Ghoul, Stuart A. West, Steve P. Diggle & Ashleigh S. Griffin
Microbial cells rely on cooperative behaviours that can breakdown as a result of exploitation by cheats. Recent work on cheating in microbes, however, has produced examples of populations benefiting from the presence of cheats and/or cooperative behaviours being maintained despite the presence of cheats. These observations have been presented as evidence for selection favouring cheating at the population level. This apparent contradiction arises when cheating is defined simply by the reduced expression of a cooperative...
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