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Stanford Report, July 10, 2002

'Global' interactions kill biodiversity

This animation depicts the quick disappearance of biodiversity when three bacterial populations are mixed in a flask for maximum interaction and "global" dispersal. The colicin-sensitive strain (blue) is quickly supplanted by the colicin-producing strain (red), which in turn is supplanted by the faster-growing colicin-resistant strain (yellow).

Computer animation courtesy: Ben Kerr and Brendan Bohannan