István Zachar (He/Him)

Senior researcher, Institute of Evolution, Centre for Ecological Research
  • Institute of Evolution, Centre for Ecological Research
  • Hungary

About István Zachar

Theoretical evolutionary biologist, interested in all Major Evolutionary Transitions, proficient in many computational methods.


Cultural evolution Ecological modelling Evolutionary ecology Evolutionary theory Population dynamics Theoretical ecology

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When can syntrophic microbial cooperation win over selfish cheaters?

Most prokaryotes rely on syntrophic partners, but they rarely (if ever) evolve to full endosymbiosis. If mitochondria have originated from a syntrophic symbiosis, a burning question arises: Why aren't there more prokaryotic syntrophies that turn into endosymbiosis?


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