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Fig. 5 | BMC Evolutionary Biology

Fig. 5

From: When honesty and cheating pay off: the evolution of honest and dishonest equilibria in a conventional signalling game

Fig. 5

The distribution of equilibrium strategies as a function parameter range, pay-offs and initial strategy composition. Colour codes are as follows: (i) no-signalling: white; (ii) honest signalling: green; (iii) cheating equilibria: orange. Thirty-six and 8 denotes random initial strategy distribution and populations seeded with the eight strategies used by Szalai & Számadó [25] respectively; S: denotes the pay-offs used by Szalai & Számadó [25]; while H denotes the pay-offs used by Helgesen et al., [42]. Parameter ranges are Szalai & Számadó, [25] and Helgesen et al., [42]; code* denote a list of parameter combinations where the following strategies evolved in Szalai & Számadó [25]: code3: Honest-strong, Honest-weak; code5: Honest-strong, Liar-strong; code11: Honest-strong, Honest-weak, Liar-weak; code13: Honest-strong, Liar-strong, Liar-weak; code15: Honest-strong, Honest-weak, Liar-strong, Liar-weak; code27: Honest-strong, Honest-weak, Liar-weak, Coward. The upper panel shows the total number of runs made in the given parameter range

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