Lyme Disease and the Passenger Pigeon?

  title={Lyme Disease and the Passenger Pigeon?},
  author={D. E. Blockstein},
  pages={1831 - 1831}
  • D. E. Blockstein
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • There is another possible twist to the complicated ecological chain of events presented by Clive G. Jones et al. (Reports, 13 Feb., [p. 1023][1]) whereby the incidence of Lyme disease might increase following population increases of mice allowed by a big mast year of acorns. A major competitor of deer and mice for these bumper crops has been absent from the eastern deciduous forests for a century. The extinct passenger pigeon ( Ectopistes migratorius ) was a nomadic wanderer that specialized on… CONTINUE READING
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