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Rock, Paper, Scissors - can cyclic dominance explain diversity of species and individuals?

August 27, 2020

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 ...

Cooperation pays off on multiple levels

August 07, 2020

With computer simulated “multi channel games”, reseachers can lift game theory experiments on a new level: If players take part in multiple games in parallel, cooperative behaviour shows even more benefit than previous research suggests.

Climate change increases migration at the expense of the poor

May 25, 2020

In 2018, around 16 million people were displaced by extreme climate events. People from poorer countries flee more often as a result of climate events. Scientists at the Max Planck Institutes for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and Meteorology in ...

Z.tritici suppresses the wheat immune system systemically

April 30, 2020

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 ...

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