About the Authors

Carey D Nadell, Simon A Levin
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Joao B Xavier, Kevin R Foster
Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University, Bauer Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CDN, JBX, and KRF designed simulations. CDN and JBX performed simulations. CDN, JBX, and KRF analyzed data. JBX contributed analytical tools. CDN, JBX, SAL, and KRF wrote the paper.