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New research illustrates how birds help to produce rare wild chili peppers

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Phys.org

Publication Date
2018-02-28

f you've enjoyed some spicy food lately, you might have a bird to thank.A new study involving Iowa State University researchers explores how a mutualistic, or mutually beneficial, relationship between birds and chili peppers in the Mariana Islands helps chili peppers grow in the wild. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Ecological Applications, shows biodiversity can lead to indirect benefits for humans, said Haldre Rogers, an assistant professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology.

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https://phys.org/news/2018-02-birds-rare-wild-chili-peppers.html