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Rapid Size Change In Introduced Fruit Fly Indicates It Is Evolving As It Invades North America

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January 17, 2000
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Until now, biologists have not seriously considered evolution as part of the strategy used by invading species. But new evidence stemming from the accidental introduction into North and South America of an Old World fruit fly, which has exhibited one of fastest evolutionary changes ever recorded, may alter that perception.

The world is filled with examples of introduced exotic species such as African walking fish in Florida, rabbits in Australia and kudzu throughout the southeastern United States decimating native species and upsetting ecosystems. Until now, biologists studying these events have not seriously considered evolution as part of the strategy used by invading species.


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University Of Washington. (2000, January 17). Rapid Size Change In Introduced Fruit Fly Indicates It Is Evolving As It Invades North America. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000117071710.htm
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