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Proving Darwin Right: New Study Supports Hypothesis that Competition is Stronger Between More Closely Related Species

June 14, 2011

 Lin Jiang A new study provides support for English naturalist Charles Darwin's hypothesis that the struggle for existence is stronger between more closely related species than those distantly related. While ecologists generally accept the premise, this new study contains the strongest direct experimental evidence yet to support its validity. Full Story

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