The Evolution of Species Interactions

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Science  25 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5423, pp. 2116-2118
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5423.2116

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Interactions between species are as evolutionarily malleable as the species themselves and have played a central role in the diversification and organization of life. This malleability creates complex geographic mosaics in interspecific interactions that can evolve rapidly over decades, blurring the distinction between evolutionary time and ecological time and making the study of coevolution crucial for human health and welfare.

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