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Crop-infecting virus uses aphids as carrier

( —University of Cambridge researchers have shown that viruses use aphids as pawns, discouraging the insects from permanently settling on already-infected crops and using this forced migration to spread infection ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Evidence of overfishing on Great Barrier Reef

( —Sea cucumber fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park shows worrying signs of being unsustainable. Many species being targeted are endangered and vulnerable to extinction, as determined by the International ...

dateOct 15, 2013 in Ecology
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The cucumbers carbon footprint in focus

Since the outbreak of E. coli in Germany and Austria 2011 resulting in suspicions against ecological cucumbers, student Michaela Raab has been interested in the environmental impacts of the cucumber. The overall aim is to ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Environment
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A tale of two fungi

( —In the February issue of New Phytologist, Tulane University biologists examine why leaf-cutting ants target some plants and avoid others, concluding that high levels of friendly fungi in the leaves of some plants ...

dateMar 05, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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