Bonogens - The good guys. In the beginning all organisms had "white hats." We thought all life forms were good or beneficial. As space and energy sources became limiting, some of the " good guys," the bonogens, took out the weaker members of the group. Because of the bonogens, the group survived. As humans came on the scene, the bonogens soon became the pathogens. The bonogens took out the London Plane leaves that grew from buds that had very little stored energy reserves. Now we call these fungi pathogens because "they cause" a disease we call anthracnose.
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