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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Trouble With Parasites? Just Migrate

May 27, 2016 — A new model has been designed to explore whether combating infection could, in theory, be a potential benefit of ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Through their research, scientists developed thresholds of impervious surface around planting sites. In other words, they defined points at which the amount of pavement around a tree reduces its ... read more

Discovering How Well Wearable Mosquito Repellent Devices Work

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are testing the efficacy of commercially available wearable mosquito repellent ... read more

May 16, 2016 — An entomologist at the University of Arkansas recently collected thirty species of plant-feeding wasps that had not been previously recorded in the state. While many of the species are widely ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Soybean roots are under attack from two culprits, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots, and a fungal disease called sudden death syndrome, which inhibits root ... read more

Viruses Detected in Swedish Mosquito Larvae

May 12, 2016 — After an outbreak of Ockelbo disease in northern Sweden in 2013, researchers were able to trace the virus to mosquitoes. In a new study, researchers have shown that mosquito larvae also carry viruses ... read more

May 11, 2016 — If the bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) is consumed by herbivores, the plant secretes a nectar directly from the wounds that attracts ants and thus protects the plant from further feeding ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Roses are red, violets are blue. Everybody knows that, but what makes them so? Although plant breeders were aware of some of the genes involved, there was as yet no quantitative study of how pigment ... read more

May 10, 2016 — The more than 90,000 known species of fungi may owe their abilities to spread and even cause disease to an ancient virus that hijacked their cell division machinery, researchers report. Over a ... read more

United States Must Step-Up Forest Pest Prevention, New Study Says

May 10, 2016 — Imported forest pests cause billions of dollars in damages each year, and U.S. property owners and municipalities foot most of the bill. Efforts to prevent new pests are not keeping pace with ... read more

May 5, 2016 — The ongoing Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic with its link to birth defects and serious immune disease has created an urgent need for a small animal model that can improve our understanding of how the ... read more

Birdcages Source of Dengue Virus

May 7, 2016 — Researchers in Malaysia and Japan have found that birdcages kept at home may be a breeding site for mosquitoes that transmit dengue virus to ... read more

Children in Developing World Infected With Parasite -- Even Without Appearing Ill -- May Be More Prone to Stunted Growth

May 4, 2016 — Children infected even just once with a certain type of waterborne parasite are nearly three times as likely to suffer from moderate or severe stunted growth by the age of two than those who are not ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Scientists have grown and catalogued more than 130 bacteria from the human intestine. Imbalances in our gut microbiome can contribute to complex conditions and diseases such as obesity, inflammatory ... read more

Inheritable Bacterium Controls Aedes Mosquitoes' Ability to Transmit Zika

May 4, 2016 — Aedes mosquitoes carrying the bacterium Wolbachia -- found inside the cells of 60 percent of all insect species -- are drastically less able to transmit Zika virus, say ... read more

May 4, 2016 — While thinking of a name for one of the new wasps she had just discovered with her team, Dr Buntika A. Butcher recalled her long hours of studying in her laboratory right under the poster of her ... read more

Avocado Tree-Destroying Pathogen Now in 61 of 67 Florida Counties

May 4, 2016 — The only Florida counties not to have reported laurel wilt are Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla – all in the Panhandle, reports one expert, who provides homeowners tips on ... read more

Hydropeaking of River Water Levels Is Disrupting Insect Survival, River Ecosystems

May 2, 2016 — A group of researchers concluded that 'hydropeaking' of water flows on many rivers in the West has a devastating impact on aquatic insect ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Billbugs are a major pest of turfgrass, a crop that brings in tens of billions of dollars in annual revenues. A new article sheds light on how to manage this damaging ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Twisted-winged parasites of the species Stylops ovinae reproduce using so-called traumatic insemination. To inseminate the eggs, the males injure the endoparasitic females with their hook-shaped ... read more

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