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Species Interactions Alter Evolutionary Responses to a Novel Environment

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Evolution of resource use.

Trajectories of evolution in monoculture (solid black arrows) and polyculture (grey dashed arrows) of each species with respect to the first two principal components summarizing variation in their ability to use and produce compounds identified by NMR. The start of each arrow indicates the position of the ancestral isolates along these axes. Increasing PC1 is correlated with using more glucose, choline, formate and succinate, and producing more pyruvate (Figure S4). Increasing PC2 is correlated with using more acetate, formate, and producing more lactate. Species resource use evolved more in polyculture than in monoculture (dashed grey arrows are longer than solid black ones), and polyculture isolates display greater divergence in resource use and production than either ancestral or monoculture isolates (dashed grey arrows point towards the four corners of the plot).

Figure 4