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Curr Biol. 2006 May 9;16(9):R334-7.

Conservation: losing biodiversity by reverse speciation.

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  • Department of Aquatic Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland. ole.seehausen@aqua.unibe.ch


A large fraction of the world's species diversity is of recent evolutionary origin, and has evolved as a by-product of divergent adaptation in heterogeneous environments. Recent research provides a dire warning that homogenizing environments may cause the rapid loss of such species through a reversal of the speciation process.

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