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Cheating slime mold gets the upper hand

A 'cheater' mutation (chtB) in Dictyostelium discoideum, a free living slime mould able to co-operate as social organism when food is scarce, allows the cheater strain to exploit its social partner, finds ...

Jan 08, 2013
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Birds could signal mass extinction

(PhysOrg.com) -- The first detailed measurements of current extinction rates for a specific region have shown that birds are the best group to use to track the losses. The study also reveals Britain may be ...

Oct 05, 2010
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Some cheaters can keep it in their genes

A new study examining social behaviour suggests certain individuals are genetically programmed to cheat and often will do... providing they can get away with it.

Mar 13, 2008
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Study to find out why you're a slime ball

A University of Manchester scientist has been awarded £150,000 to study slime! But this is no ordinary slime, says biologist Chris Thompson, who believes it could unravel mysteries of evolution that even Darwin couldn't sol ...

Jun 28, 2005
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