Strains that persisted produced more spores and had a shorter unicellular stage. Differences in total spore production as a measure of fitness among the eight strains. Points are mean of three measurements with 95% CI. The bars on top indicate the contrast analysis performed and their significance levels (A). Ranking of the strains based on spore production and progress during fruiting body formation relative to each other. A low rank indicates high spore production and fast fruiting body formation (B). Strains persisting at low relatedness (large, filled diamonds) tended to produce more spores and have short unicellular stage.
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