Diverse communities of plants and animals typically perform better than monocultures. However, the mechanisms that are responsible for this have so far been a mystery to science. URPP GCB's Pascal Niklaus and Samuel Wuest, of the University of Zurich, have now been able to identify the genetic cause of these effects published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. Their findings might help to improve crop yield.
To read the article: doi 10.1038/s41559-018-0708-y