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Rapid Evolution Within Single Crop-growing Season Increases Insect Pest Numbers

August 15, 2011

a female Green Peach Aphid New research by scientists at University of California, Riverside, shows that evolution can occur so rapidly in organisms that its impact on population numbers and other aspects of biology can be seen within just a few generations. Working on aphids, the researchers found that even without human interference, natural selection acting on aphid populations caused rapid evolution.  Full Story

University of California, Riverside

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