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The coevolution of cooperation and dispersal in social groups and its implications for the emergence of multicellularity

Michael E Hochberg123*, Daniel J Rankin4 and Michael Taborsky4

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1 Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UMR 5554, Université Montpellier II, 34095 Montpellier, France

2 Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

3 National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 435 State Street, Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3351, USA

4 Department of Behavioural Ecology, University of Bern, Wohlenstr. 50a, 3032 Hinterkappelen, Switzerland

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008, 8:238  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-238

Published: 19 August 2008

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(Table S1). Examples of group formation for which there is some information on dispersal, relatedness and punishment/policing.

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