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Virus Study May Signal Trouble for Animal Populations Facing Climate Change

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Aside from rising sea levels, many climate change models predict that in the future, the planet's temperature and weather will become increasingly erratic with wild, unpredictable storms and fluctuating conditions.

A new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Yale University and published today by the journal Evolution investigated how an organism -- in this case, a simple virus -- adapts to temperature change when that change comes in different ways: constant, in a recognizable pattern or at random.

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