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New bacterial pathogen found in corn in Texas

A new bacterial pathogen, bacterial streak, was found in the Texas Panhandle corn crop this year, and while its effects were inconsequential, it bears watching in the future, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ...

dateOct 17, 2016 in Ecology
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Bait worms are a valuable marine resource

The humble bait worm wriggling on the hook at the end of angler's line may be considered a low value resource, but in the first global assessment of its value and impact, researchers have revealed it to be a multi-billion ...

dateOct 17, 2016 in Ecology
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How will salmon survive in a flooded future?

As torrential rain descends on the Pacific Northwest, new research published online in the journal Global Change Biology provides a glimpse of how salmon rivers might fare in a future with larger floods.

dateOct 17, 2016 in Ecology
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Saving California's seals and sea lions

We tend to think of famine in human terms. But animal populations also experience wide-spread hunger, and the hundreds of emaciated young seals and sea lions stranded on California beaches in the past year were a poignant ...

dateOct 17, 2016 in Ecology
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