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Garden Flower Evolves Into Weed

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Science  25 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5632, pp. 458-459
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5632.458b

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CHICO, CALIFORNIA-- The evolving understanding of how bizarre bugs, invasive weeds, and many other flora and fauna arose dominated conversations among the 1400 biologists gathered here 20 to 24 June. One study presented at the meeting indicates that among invasive species, some individuals may be more genetically suited to wreak havoc in their new home than others.

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