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Research Article

The Evolution of Cell-to-Cell Communication in a Sporulating Bacterium

  • Jordi van Gestel mail,

    jordivangestel@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Theoretical Biology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Martin A. Nowak,

    Affiliation: Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Mathematics, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Corina E. Tarnita

    Affiliations: Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Published: December 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002818

About the Authors

Jordi van Gestel
Theoretical Biology Group, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Martin A. Nowak
Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Mathematics, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Corina E. Tarnita
Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Corina E. Tarnita
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jordivangestel@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JVG MAN CET. Performed the experiments: JVG. Analyzed the data: JVG MAN CET. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JVG MAN. Wrote the paper: JVG MAN CET.