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Symbiont switching and alternative resource acquisition strategies drive mutualism breakdown

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Cooperative interactions among species, termed mutualisms, have played a crucial role in the evolution of life on Earth. However, despite key potential benefits to partners, there are many cases in which two species cease to cooperate and mutualisms break down. What factors drive the evolutionary breakdown of mutualism? We examined the pathways toward breakdowns of the mutualism between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. By using a comparative approach, we identify ∼25 independent cases...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.1721629115

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Werner, G
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Werner, G
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Kiers, E
Grant:
335542
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
Volume:
115
Issue:
20
Pages:
5229-5234
Publication date:
2018-04-30
Acceptance date:
2018-03-12
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
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835713
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pubs:835713
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uuid:286c75a9-aef9-493d-9137-c0271d138d15
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pubs:835713
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2018-04-16

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