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The Coevolution Effect

Auburn researchers have published a new hypothesis, the coevolution effect, that could provide the foundation for new scientific studies looking into the association of habitat loss and the global emergence of infectious diseases. Pictured, forest fragments, as shown within Mangevo, Madagascar, act as separate coevolutionary engines to cause divergence in pathogens among fragments. This loss of habitat connectivity increases the probability that new variants will have zoonotic potential in other species, such as humans.

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Taken on January 22, 2005