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Is it sometimes OK to cheat? Wasps that do not pollinate figs may flourish when they go unpunished

05:17 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | Physorg.COM

When both partners benefit from a relationship—be they husband and wife or pollinator and flower—the relationship is known as a mutualism. But sometimes partners do not deliver their side of the bargain while still reaping the rewards. Research done at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama published in Ecology Letters found that unless unfaithful partners are severely punished by the other member of the relationship cheaters may become more common.

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