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Science Nation: Butterflies and Bats Reveal Clues About Spread of Infectious Disease

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There's a most unusual gym in ecologist Sonia Altizer’s lab at the University of Georgia. The athletes are monarch butterflies, and their workouts are carefully monitored to determine how parasites impact their flight performance. With support from the National Science Foundation, Altizer and her team study how animal behavior, including long distance migration, affects the spread and evolution of infectious disease. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”

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Runtime: 3 minutes

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