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Host Shift Triggers Cascading Effect on Ecosystem, Research Finds


February 5, 2009

apple maggot fly A major cause for biodiversity may be biodiversity itself, says evolutionary ecologist Andrew Forbes of the University of California, Davis, whose newly published research shows that when the apple maggot shifted hosts from the hawthorn to the apple, it triggered a cascading effect on the ecosystem. Full Story

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