PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
| by Suegene Noh

Assistant Professor of Biology Suegene Noh was the lead author on a paper recently published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). Titled “Genetic signatures of microbial altruism and cheating in social amoebas in the wild,” the authors “use approaches from population genetics and molecular evolution to test the adaptive relevance of social behavior in a social amoeba,” they write in the paper’s introduction. Through their experiments, they were able to find support for “the hypotheses that social amoebas in the wild are both altruists and cheaters.

An article about the paper and the project appears in The Source, a publication of Washington University in St. Louis, where Noh conducted the research while conducting her postdoc.

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