Does biodiversity help with disease control?



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    Yes, biodiversity is actually one of nature’s key defenses against disease. If there are many different species and many different individuals with different genes, diseases will have a harder time spreading around and having to adapt to new organisms constantly. When there is a lack of biodiversity, as there often is in many farming operations, fungi and diseases are able to adapt perfectly to vast fields of conformity and similarity, leading to a massive loss of biomass from the disease. Understanding how biodiversity affects an ecosystem is instrumental in understanding how diseases are able to survive or die off.

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