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UT Researcher Sheds New Light on Hybrid Animals


September 18, 2007

hybrid salamanders What began more than 50 years ago as a way to improve fishing bait in California has led a University of Tennessee researcher to a significant finding about how animal species interact, and that raises important questions about conservation. Full Story

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