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Behavioural evolution

Cooperate with thy neighbour?

What gives cooperation an evolutionary edge? Two features of a population — spatial structure and finite size — are factors in the success of any strategy, although more subtle than we thought.

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Figure 1: Cooperators versus defectors.

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Taylor, P., Day, T. Cooperate with thy neighbour?. Nature 428, 611–612 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/428611a

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