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Connectivity Illuminates Risk of Spread of Crop Pests, Diseases
February 2, 2009
Graphical analysis of the distribution of crops in the United States identifies crops and regions that might be particularly vulnerable to pathogens. The work could help formulate preventive measures and emergency response strategies for dealing with pest outbreaks.
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