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Evolution theorists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology have developed a computer simulation model that can mathematically explain and prove the rare occurrence of cyclic dominance in nature. Mathematical models can thus support ecological research. more

Game experiments with multiple channels: Cooperative behaviour is even more beneficial more

A climate game developed by Max Planck researchers shows that global cooperation can be possible – although not without effort more

The fungus „Zymoseptoria tritici“ is a specialized wheat pathogen and can be responsible for major crop shortfalls. The Max Planck Fellow Group “Environmental Genomics”, led by Eva Stukenbrock, found out that Z. tritici damages the immune system of the infected plant systemically beyond the the local infection and thus makes it susceptible for further infections. more

Cancer patients with more different HLA genes respond better to treatment more

Comparative microbiome study enables researchers of the Kiel and Plön based CRC 1182 to gain new insights into the course of evolution more

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded starting grants of up to 1.5 million euros to 408 scientists. Two of these highly-coveted grants go to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (MPI-EB). more

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