News tagged with bedbugs

A trap for bedbugs?

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the shed skins of bedbugs retain the "obnoxious sweetness" smell often associated with the pests, a finding that could potentially be used to combat infestations ...

dateAug 05, 2016 in Ecology
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Researchers sequence first bedbug genome

Scientists have assembled the first complete genome of one of humanity's oldest and least-loved companions: the bedbug. The new work, led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History and Weill Cornell Medicine, ...

dateFeb 04, 2016 in Ecology
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Sex is war for many invertebrates

It is fair to say we belong to a species obsessed by sex. We are among the only species to have sex for fun, not just for reproduction. For some other species, though, sex is far from fun. In fact, as two recent review papers ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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