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Research Article

The Evolution of Collective Restraint: Policing and Obedience among Non-conjugative Plasmids

  • Kyriakos Kentzoglanakis,

    Affiliation: Division of Mathematical Biology, MRC National Institute of Medical Research, London, United Kingdom

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  • Diana García López,

    Affiliation: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Sam P. Brown,

    Affiliation: Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Richard A. Goldstein mail

    rgoldst@nimr.mrc.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Division of Mathematical Biology, MRC National Institute of Medical Research, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003036

About the Authors

Kyriakos Kentzoglanakis, Richard A. Goldstein
Division of Mathematical Biology, MRC National Institute of Medical Research, London, United Kingdom
Diana García López
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Sam P. Brown
Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: rgoldst@nimr.mrc.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KK DGL SPB RAG. Performed the experiments: KK. Analyzed the data: KK DGL SPB RAG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KK. Wrote the paper: KK DGL SPB RAG.