Earth Day: Disease spread among species is predictable
22 / 04 / 2015, NSF
On Earth Day, a study of disease dynamics in a California grassland has revealed fundamental principles underlying the spread of pathogens, or disease-causing microbes, among species.
The results, announced today in the journal Nature, have implications for the maintenance of biodiversity and for addressing practical problems related to plant disease.
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, studied the phenomenon of "pathogen spillover" in grassland ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=134447&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&W...
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