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Study Provides First Evidence of Co-evolution Between Invasive, Native Species

June 28, 2012

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Invasive species such as kudzu, privet and garlic mustard can devastate ecosystems and, until now, scientists had little reason to believe that native plants could mount a successful defense. But a new University of Georgia study shows that some native clearweed plants have evolved resistance to invasive garlic mustard plants--and that the invasive plants appear to be waging a counterattack. Full Story

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