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Without the bugs, plants chill out


When researchers removed bugs, a species of native wildflower let its guard down after just three to four generations.

“What was most surprising to us was how rapidly the plants evolved, and we did not expect the evolution of competitive ability in the plants,” says Anurag Agrawal, a Cornell University professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

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