Data from: Saturating effects of species diversity on life-history evolution in bacteria

Francesca Fiegna, Thomas Scheuerl, Alejandra Moreno-Letelier, Thomas Bell & Timothy G. Barraclough
Species interactions can play a major role in shaping evolution in new environments. In theory, species interactions can either stimulate evolution by promoting coevolution or inhibit evolution by constraining ecological opportunity. The relative strength of these effects should vary as species richness increases, and yet there has been little evidence for evolution of component species in communities. We evolved bacterial microcosms containing between 1 and 12 species in three different environments. Growth rates and yields...
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