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Scientists discover virus-like particles in Bryozoa

Scientists from Russia, Austria, and the USA have discovered virus-like particles in the bacterial symbionts of Bryozoa—a phylum of colonial aquatic invertebrates—filter-feeders dominating in many bottom ecosystems. The ...

Scientists count all the tiny snails in the Arctic

Shell-bearing microgastropods are snails whose size is less than five millimeters. They represent one of the least studied groups of metazoan living organisms in the oceans. Ivan Nekhaev is a senior research associate at ...

Palaeontologists identify new Jurassic amphibian

A group of Russian and German palaeontologists have described a previously unknown genus and species of prehistoric salamanders. The new amphibian is named Egoria malashichevi—in honor of Yegor Malashichev a talented scientist ...

Petrovite: Scientists discover a new mineral in Kamchatka

For more than 40 years, researchers have been studying the mineralogy of scoria cones and lava flows of fumaroles in Kamchatka. The features were formed after two major eruptions of Tolbachik Volcano—in 1975-1976 and 2012-2013. ...

Chemists create renewable plant-based polymers

Researchers at the Laboratory of Cluster Catalysis at St Petersburg University have synthesized polymers from biomass. What makes them different is that they can be easily recycled.

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