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Insects' Role in Evolution

Insects a Prime Driver in Plant Evolution and Diversity

ScienceDaily (Oct. 4, 2012) — Take a good look around on your next nature hike. Not only are you experiencing the wonders of the outdoors -- you're probably also witnessing evolution in action.

New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) on the effect of insects on plant populations has shown that evolution can happen more quickly than was previously assumed, even over a single generation. The study is to be published in the Oct. 5 issue of Science.

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