Ecology: Healthy competition

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Nature Climate Change
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Noxious cyanobacteria pose a considerable health threat to freshwater ecosystems. Research now suggests that toxic strains may be outcompeted by their non-toxic counterparts as surface concentrations of carbon dioxide increase.


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  1. Steven W. Wilhelm is in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37922, USA

  2. Gregory L. Boyer is in the College of Environmental Science and Forestry of the State University of New York, Syracuse, New York 13210, USA

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