PerspectiveEcology

Ecogenomics Benefits Community Ecology

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Science  30 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5684, pp. 618-619
DOI: 10.1126/science.1101788

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Ecologists are discovering that molecular biologists have lots of fun tools that they can use to dissect ecosystem dynamics and species interactions within communities. In their Perspective, Dicke and colleagues discuss an elegant field study ( Kessler et al.) that uses ecogenomics to elucidate the interactions between native tobacco plants and their natural insect predators.