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Interpreting Meaning - Catalyzes

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A Human Taste for Rarity Spells Disaster for Endangered Species, Liza Gross

Gross, Liza. "A Human Taste for Rarity Spells Disaster for Endangered Species." PLOS Biology (November 28, 2006): n. pag. Journals.plos.org. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

What is the meaning of the word "catalyzes" in the following sentence?

"How to conserve biodiversity when simply declaring a species endangered catalyzes its exploitation?" (Lines 59-60)

A

Discourages.

B

Accelerates.

C

Disperses.

D

Produces.