Figure 5: Non-farmers lose competitively in mixes with farmers and their bacteria. | Nature Communications

Figure 5: Non-farmers lose competitively in mixes with farmers and their bacteria.

From: Social amoeba farmers carry defensive symbionts to protect and privatize their crops

Figure 5

Spore production decreases for non-farmers when mixed with farmers carrying their host-associated bacteria. We performed 10 sets of pairwise farmer:non-farmer mixes and found that non-farmers produce fewer spores per cell as the proportion of farmer in the mixture increases. Spore production for farmers is the same in all mixture conditions. Error bars equal s.e.m.; n=19. Significant differences found between spore outputs are designated by different letters as indicated by a post hoc Tukey’s HSD test.

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