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University Of North Carolina Botanist Spearheads Ongoing Effort To Curtail Movement Of Pest Plant Species

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December 21, 2001
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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Whether they’re anthrax, West Nile virus or some other species, biological organisms moving from one region to another are big news these days and pose not only environmental, but political and social concerns as well.

CHAPEL HILL – Whether they’re anthrax, West Nile virus or some other species, biological organisms moving from one region to another are big news these days and pose not only environmental, but political and social concerns as well. Transport of pest plants, which attract less attention because they don’t usually make people sick beyond allergies, are nonetheless important, says Dr. Peter S. White, director of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Such plants can crowd out native species, radically alter their new environments and eventually damage agriculture and other economic and aesthetic interests.


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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. "University Of North Carolina Botanist Spearheads Ongoing Effort To Curtail Movement Of Pest Plant Species." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 December 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011218073221.htm>.
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. (2001, December 21). University Of North Carolina Botanist Spearheads Ongoing Effort To Curtail Movement Of Pest Plant Species. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011218073221.htm
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. "University Of North Carolina Botanist Spearheads Ongoing Effort To Curtail Movement Of Pest Plant Species." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011218073221.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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