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Rock-Paper-Scissors, Lizard Style: Game Of Life Allows All Mating Strategies, Cornell Evolutionary Biologist Reports

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December 11, 2000
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If the objective of the genetic game of life is to distribute one's genes among the greatest number of offspring, an aggressive male with lots of females in a big territory would seem a likely winner. Or would the loyal male who guards a single mate in a small territory come out ahead in the game? How about the landless loner who sneaks into other males' territories and mates with their females?

ITHACA, N.Y. -- If the objective of the genetic game of life is to distribute one's genes among the greatest number of offspring, an aggressive male with lots of females in a big territory would seem a likely winner.


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Cornell University. (2000, December 11). Rock-Paper-Scissors, Lizard Style: Game Of Life Allows All Mating Strategies, Cornell Evolutionary Biologist Reports. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001211075730.htm
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