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Center of a Circus

Science  18 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5618, pp. 418-419
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5618.418

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Summary

Sudden oak death is strangling oak trees in the hills of coastal Northern California and threatening to spread to other forest species; in one scenario, it could leap across the continent to eastern forests, potentially costing billions of dollars. The disease has thrust two researchers into the middle of a three-ring circus where science, government, and the media intersect.

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