Evolutionary dynamical models for cyclic competitions of three species (e.g., rock, paper, and scissors, or RPS) provide a paradigm, at the microscopic level of individual interactions, to address many issues in coexistence and biodiversity. Real ecosystems often involve competitions among more than three species. By extending the RPS game model to five (rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock, or RPSLS) mobile species, we uncover a fundamental type of mesoscopic interactions among subgroups of species.
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Cheng, Hongyan, Yao, Nan, Huang, Zi-Gang, Park, Junpyo, Do, Younghae, & Lai, Ying-Cheng (2014). Mesoscopic Interactions and Species Coexistence in Evolutionary Game Dynamics of Cyclic Competitions. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 4, 7486. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep07486