News tagged with newt

Scientists solved the Spallanzani's dilemma

Imagine losing an eye, an arm or even your spinal cord. When we are wounded, our bodies, and those of other mammals, generally respond by sealing the wound with scar tissue. The newt, however, has evolved unique strategies ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Killer fungus invades Europe

n invasive pathogenic fungus (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans) is a threat to European salamander and newt biodiversity. Bsal was originally discovered in the Netherlands because it caused mass mortality in salamanders ...

dateMar 24, 2016 in Ecology
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European newts invade Australia

Once confined behind pet shop windows, the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) –a 'controlled pest animal' in Victoria – has made a new home in Melbourne's peri urban fringe.

dateJun 30, 2014 in Ecology
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Traffic harms Asturian amphibians

The roads are the main cause of fragmenting the habitats of many species, especially amphibians, as they cause them to be run over and a loss of genetic diversity. Furthermore, traffic harms two abundant species that represent ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Ecology
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