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Liza Comita, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Caption: Liza Comita and colleagues discovered that rare plant species are much more sensitive to the presence of neighbors of their own species than seedlings of common plant species, which may be the key to understanding tropical biodiversity.

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