News tagged with parasitic nematodes

Potato ravaging pest controlled with fungi

Approximately six thousand hectares of Veracruz, in the west coast of Mexico, are dedicated to the production of potato (Solanum tuberosum). During the past 30 years, the fields of the Cofre de Perote area were affected by ...

dateSep 12, 2014 in Ecology
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Stopping the worm from turning

Almost one in six people worldwide are infected by parasitic worms, while parasitic infections of livestock cause economic losses of billions of Euro per year. Resistance to the few drugs available to treat infections is ...

dateJun 04, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Worm sugarcoats bacterial toxins to stave off death

(Phys.org)—Pathogenic bacteria kill their animal or plant hosts through the production of toxic molecules. But how do animals and plants defend themselves against these toxins? Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute ...

dateJan 30, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Chimps self-medicate under human pressure

Chimpanzees living in small fragments of forest close by people and farm animals are turning in increasing numbers to natural remedies in an effort to deal with their stressful and disease-prone existence, a new study suggests.

dateJun 21, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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