News tagged with pond scum

Video: The pond scum that can kill

You've probably seen that pesky greenish stuff floating on lakes and ponds. Usually this pond "scum" is just a nuisance. But sometimes it is a horde of cyanobacteria—also known as blue-green algae—that can blossom into ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Other
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Lethal parasite evolved from pond scum

A genomic investigation by University of British Columbia researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually originated from pond scum, but has completely shed its green past on its ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Biotechnology
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