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Microbes buy low and sell high

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Single-celled organisms have been shown to avoid bad trading partners, build local business ties, diversify or specialize in a particular commodity, save for a rainy day, eliminate the competition and otherwise behave in ways that seem to follow market-based principles.The question, a team of scientists ask, is which, if any, market behaviors require cognitive ability. Somehow business writers don't seem interested in this story.
 
 

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