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Grazing Animals Help Spread Plant Disease

December 29, 2008

biology graphic Researchers have discovered that grazing animals such as deer and rabbits are actually helping to spread plant disease--quadrupling its prevalence in some cases--and encouraging an invasion of annual grasses that threaten more than 20 million acres of native grasslands in California. Full Story

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