News tagged with lice

Study shows sea lice problem widespread

Salmon farms are transferring parasitic sea lice to wild salmon over a much wider region than first thought. That’s the conclusion of a newly published article called Evidence of farm-induced parasite infestations on ...

dateNov 09, 2010 in Ecology
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Lice genomes: Pieces of a new puzzle

Parents and school nurses take note. Lice are a familiar nuisance around the world and vectors of serious diseases, such as epidemic typhus, in developing regions. New research indicates that lice may actually ...

dateMar 30, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Pubic hair provides evolutionary home for gorilla lice

There are two species of lice that infest humans: pubic lice, Pthirus pubis, and human head and body lice, Pediculus humanus. A new article in BioMed Central's open access Journal of Biology suggests one explanation for ...

dateFeb 11, 2009 in
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Lousy sockeye are lousy competitors

Recently published research indicates that juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon that are highly infected with sea lice are 20 per cent less successful at consuming food than their lightly infected counterparts. ...

dateMay 01, 2015 in Ecology
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