Scientists at the University of Liverpool have provided the first experimental evidence that shows that evolution is driven most powerfully by interactions between species, rather than adaptation to the environment.The team observed viruses as they evolved over hundreds of generations to infect bacteria. They found that when the bacteria could evolve defenses, the viruses evolved at a quicker rate and generated greater diversity, compared to situations where the bacteria were unable to adapt to the viral infection.
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February 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm
Buckminster Fuller said environment is everything except me and universe is everything including me.
Other species are part of the environent. And all species influence matter further down the nonliving end of the spectrum (the creation of soil, iron rusting in oxygen are two examples).