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24th Day of Class


1. Letter #4 due 11/5/2007 in class

2. Test on 11/7/2007 in class

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the differences between the Chicken and Prisoner's Dilemma games

2. Apply games to understand microbial interactions

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Reading Assignments

For class on 11/2 be sure to read and be prepared to discuss:

West, SA, Griffin, AS, Gardner, A, and Diggle, SP. 2006. Social evolution theory for microbes. Nature Reviews Microbiology 4:597-607.

This reading can be obtained as a pdf from Ereserve

A short assessment exercise will be given at the beginning of class that will relate to the major themes of the review article. Your class participation point will depend on wether you can answer the question.

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Patrick D. Schloss --
Department of Microbiology, UMASS AMHERST