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vol. 177, no. 1 the american naturalist january 2011 Let the Right One In: A Microeconomic Approach
 

Summary: vol. 177, no. 1 the american naturalist january 2011
Let the Right One In: A Microeconomic Approach
to Partner Choice in Mutualisms
Marco Archetti,1,2
Francisco U´ beda,3
Drew Fudenberg,2
Jerry Green,2
Naomi E. Pierce,1
and
Douglas W. Yu4,*
1. Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; 2. Department of
Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; 3. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996; 4. Ecology, Conservation, and Environment Center and State Key Laboratory of Genetic
Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, Kunming, Yunnan, 650223 China; and School of
Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
Submitted April 29, 2010; Accepted October 2, 2010; Electronically published November 22, 2010
abstract: One of the main problems impeding the evolution of
cooperation is partner choice. When information is asymmetric (the
quality of a potential partner is known only to himself), it may seem
that partner choice is not possible without signaling. Many mutu-

  

Source: Archetti, Marco - Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Úbeda, Francisco - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee

 

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