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Notes by user Dervis Can Vural (Univ. Notre Dame) for Irreversible Processes in Ecological Evolution

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Otto Cordero:

Succession of species on hydrogel microspheres. Otto uses spheres with four kinds of nutrition. Questions / Comments: (1) why are species either specialist (able to digest only one type of sphere) or generalist (able to digest all types). (2) Why don't the cheaters (those who do not produce digestive enzymes) take over. (3) Prima facie, I would expect cheaters to have much lower detachment rate. They should just stick onto spheres and wait for the digestive bacteria to arrive. For the bacteria doing the work a better strategy is to detach quicker, at least before cheaters arrive. Is this observed in experiments? (4) is the interaction between bacteria indirect (i.e. they compete for the same resource) or do they secrete antibiotics or consume one other? (5) what is the role of diffusion lengths? The commensalist bacteria (those who do not secrete enzymes, do not compete for the main resource, but utilize the metabolic byproducts of others) gather whatever they can within diffusion length. So we can calculate the limit the number of layers of bacteria on a surface.

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Reference Materials

Title Author name Source name Year Citation count From Scopus. Refreshed every 5 days. Page views Related file
The organization and control of an evolving interdependent population Dervis C. Vural, Alexander Isakov, L. Mahadevan Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2015 5 1
Shearing in flow environment promotes evolution of social behavior in microbial populations Gurdip Uppal, Dervis Can Vural eLife 2018 5 0
Increased Network Interdependency Leads to Aging Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 2013 0 0

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Cooperation and specialization in dynamic fluids

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